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December 3, 1949


JAMA. 1949;141(14):987-988. doi:10.1001/jama.1949.62910140002008a

The addition of mixed insulins to the armamentarium of the physician who treats diabetes mellitus precipitated a new problem, the need for a satisfactory method for mixing insulins.

It is the continuous hope of clinical investigators to erase the technical errors of administration of insulin from the list of variables in the treatment of diabetes mellitus. I have been striving toward such an end and propose to present an aid in the management of the diabetic patient.

Dr. Franklin B. Peck of the Indianapolis General Hospital published reports on a unique method for mixing insulins in 19431 and 1944.2 Clinical trial of this method at the Indiana University Medical Center at Indianapolis has proved satisfactory in the majority of patients who were treated in the University Hospitals and Outpatient Department. There was, however, a definite handicap in treating the aged and mentally slow patients to handle the syringes

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