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April 2, 1932

Manual for the Jewish Diabetic.

JAMA. 1932;98(14):1214. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02730400092041

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This small volume is divided into thirteen short chapters. It is intended primarily for the lay diabetic patient of Jewish faith but differs only from other diabetic manuals by presenting some recipes typical of the Jewish dietary. The first half of the book is devoted to a discussion of diabetes—its symptoms, causes, detection, treatment and hazards. These discussions are brief and clear. The physician or medical student will appreciate them much more than the layman, for whom they are technical. In a work of this type, a work for a patient, discussions as to the available carbohydrate from fat and protein, and the ketogenic antiketogenic ratio seem to be out of place. The directions for the detection of sugar and ketone bodies in the urine can be simplified, and the quantitative determination omitted, as all such details burden the patient. The directions for the use of insulin are clear. The

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