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December 31, 1932


JAMA. 1932;99(27):2281-2282. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02740790051031

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To the Editor:  —In a recent issue of The Journal (Nov. 19, 1932, p. 1799) is a communication from Shay commenting on an editorial comment in the September 3 issue of The Journal on the tolerance of galactose by diabetic patients. The editorial in question was inspired by a report from Roe and Schwartzmann (J. Biol. Chem.96:717 [June] 1932) in which the authors stated that they had been unable to confirm a sex difference in the tolerance for this sugar that had been previously reported by me. (Bibliography in part: Arch. Int. Med.34:388 [Sept.] 1924. Am. J. Obst. & Gynec.16:687 [Nov.] 1928; 17:351 [March] 1929. The Journal, Oct. 22, 1927, p. 1403. Am. J. M. Sc.179:761 [June] 1930.)The technic that I have prescribed for the estimation of the tolerance calls for preliminary controlled feeding of the patient for a sufficient

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