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April 19, 1941

Simplified Diabetic Manual With 163 International Recipes (American, Jewish, French, German, Italian, Armenian, etc.)

JAMA. 1941;116(16):1879-1880. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.02820160131029

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The aim of this manual, according to the author, is to make the task of understanding diabetes easier for the patient as well as for all those entrusted with his instruction and welfare. The author feels that the manual not only should be a guide to the patient but should be of valuable help to the busy general practitioner, the dietitian and the nurse. Dr. Frederick M. Allen in his foreword congratulates the author on avoiding fads and reckless extremes of treatment. Many manuals have been written with this laudable intention of aiding physician, nurse and patient all at one time. But the fact always remains that manuals written primarily for the patient cannot be of much practical value to the physician in guiding his therapy and that manuals actually of value to the physician are too technical for the patient. Another reason, of course, why a manual must be

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