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October 12, 1940


JAMA. 1940;115(15):1296. doi:10.1001/jama.1940.02810410062031

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To the Editor:—  In The Journal, September 21, page 1038, there appeared a letter concerning some of my remarks on the treatment of diabetes and diabetic emergencies made at a regularly scheduled conference on therapy held at the New York Hospital and Cornell University Medical College. The letter was signed by Drs. Joslin, Root, White and Marble. They disagreed with a number of the statements voiced and were emphatic in their criticism.My outline in this conference was necessarily brief and was made to a group who understood that all the diabetic patients in our outpatient department were under periodic observation. All had been instructed in diets and many had been shown how to examine the urine for dextrose and acetone. Even though little attention is paid to glycosuria and high blood sugar at present, all the patients with glycosuria were seen every two or three weeks. This was done

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