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February 23, 1924

The Treatment of Diabetes Mellitus. With Observations Based upon Three Thousand Cases.

JAMA. 1924;82(8):652. doi:10.1001/jama.1924.02650340062041

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In his new preface, Dr. Joslin says, "Insulin does not cure diabetes, but it is a priceless gift to the severe diabetic, provided he be intelligent and faithful." Of course, the discussions of the use of insulin form the more important part of this edition, and the fact that Dr. Joslin has been in intimate contact with all of the developments in diabetic therapy during many years makes his text one of the most thorough and reliable that is available. In the present volume, the insulin chapter is entirely new. There are also new sections on pathology, respiratory metabolism, duodenal ulcer, the methods described by Newburgh and Marsh for giving highfat diets, and the modern conception of acidosis. The section on treatment is exceptionally thorough, considering every phase of the disease, and its complications, and the final section on foods and their composition is a complete collection of important data,

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