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March 20, 1948

Simplified Diabetic Manual with 163 International Recipes (American, Jewish, French, German, Italian, Armenian, etc.)

JAMA. 1948;136(12):848. doi:10.1001/jama.1948.02890290038022

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With the exception of the chapters devoted to the various menus, especially those concerned with the foods of the various nationalities, this book is too cursory to be helpful to the diabetic person or to the physician concerned with the disease. In the section devoted to "marriage in diabetes," for instance, charts indicate that diabetes is hereditary and yet the closing sentence states that "congenital diabetes is extremely rare." This is confusing to the layman. The chapter on insulin fails to make clear to the average reader the distinctions concerning the three now well known types, for he fails to be specific and sufficiently descriptive in his discussion concerning the time of administration and the actual length of the effect of the various insulins. For example, when writing on globin insulin he states "that one injection may be enough." When is it not enough? Hów can the reader judge? It

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