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July 22, 1939

The Diabetic A B C: A Practical Book for Patients and Nurses

JAMA. 1939;113(4):357-358. doi:10.1001/jama.1939.02800290083033

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This little volume is written for patients, to acquaint them with the general problem of diabetes and its treatment. It is a practical manual which tends to give the patient an intelligent comprehension of the medical as well as dietary phases of the subject. He is told the things which concern him and his daily routine, and each important point is emphasized. A considerable part of the book is devoted to diet and recipes. In this Lawrence uses good judgment throughout and tries so hard to make the burden easy that one almost thinks that he himself is diabetic. He uses the English system of weights and measures, interspersed with the metric system, which to an American audience would be slightly confusing. The book is written much along the general lines of all diabetic manuals and is clear and concise.

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