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January 8, 1927

Special Article

JAMA. 1927;88(2):99-101. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02680280029011

THE PATHOLOGY OF DIABETES IN CHILDREN *  SHIELDS WARREN, M.D.BOSTONSince it is in children that we find the best examples of pure, uncomplicated diabetes mellitus, and since their organs are free from the various degenerative changes so often encountered in adults, it has seemed worth while to record the pathologic conditions found in ten cases of diabetes occurring in children. Their ages ranged from 22/10 to 147/10 years at the time of the onset of the disease. Patients over 15 years of age at the time of the onset are not included in this paper. The duration in one instance was twenty-nine years; in the others, from seventeen days to five and one-half years.Eight of these cases were under the care of Dr. Elliott P. Joslin. One case is included through the courtesy of Dr. Henry J. John of Cleveland; another through the kindness of Drs. C. A.