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September 24, 1927


JAMA. 1927;89(13):1074. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02690130062027

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Acetonuria in Children  Periodic vomiting in children, according to Professor Pamfil, is frequently connected with acetonemia. In all, the digestive tract is involved. The vomited matter contains acetone, and the breath has the well known odor.

The So-Called Diabetic Flours  There are on the market many foreign diabetic flours which claim to be free from starch and suitable for use as food in cases of diabetes. Some manufacturers have succeeded fairly well in producing gluten flours suitable for bread making, but most of the preparations, and particularly those imported from foreign countries, are expensive, misleading and consequently injurious substitutes for ordinary flour. Various reports on these substances have appeared in this country and recently the Bucharest State Analytic Laboratory has undertaken an investigation of some of the extensively advertised diabetic flour preparations. Of nine samples analyzed, only four had less than the normal proportion of starch, while only one was

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