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May 7, 1955

Diabetes Mellitus: Objectives and Methods of Treatment

JAMA. 1955;158(1):88. doi:10.1001/jama.1955.02960010090034

This is a monograph consisting to a large extent of papers and excerpts from papers published previously by the author in standard medical journals. Its organization is a little unusual for that reason. The chapters are concerned with the objectives of treatment, the details of therapy for uncomplicated human diabetes, the clinical findings and treatment of ketogenic acidosis of different grades of severity, the management of diabetics before and after elective and urgent surgery, and the details of diet therapy in diabetics. The style is scholarly and the exposition good. The advantages of good control and hazards of complications without it are discussed rationally. The treatment of diabetes and its emergencies is covered practically, permitting direct application by the average physician. The dietary section uses the standard method devised and publicized by the joint efforts of the American Diabetes and American Dietetic associations. It is adaptable, therefore, both to weighing

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