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June 12, 1943

RENAL GLYCOSURIA IN SELECTEES AND VOLUNTEERS

Author Affiliations

BOSTON; MEDICAL CORPS, ARMY OF THE UNITED STATES

From the Boston Recruiting and Induction Station.

JAMA. 1943;122(7):432-435. doi:10.1001/jama.1943.02840240022008
Abstract

A study of glycosuria was made on 45,650 consecutive selectees and volunteers aged 18 to 45 years who appeared for final examinations at the Boston Induction Center prior to army induction. The incidence of glycosuria in this group was 0.8 per cent, or 367 cases. The glycosurias were classified into three groups; there were (a) 208 cases of diabetes mellitus, (b) 126 cases of transient glycosuria and (c) 33 cases of renal glycosuria.

Renal glycosuria is regarded as a rare disorder. Joslin and his associates1 found 62 cases of renal glycosuria, including 9 cases of renal glycosuria of pregnancy, among 18,000 cases of mellituria. Fitz2 reported that the compiled records of the Massachusetts General Hospital and Peter Bent Brigham Hospital for the last decade showed the diagnosis of renal diabetes only 36 times. Fowler3 discovered only 7 cases of renal glycosuria among 4,000 cases of mellituria at

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