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October 26, 1940

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

JAMA. 1940;115(17):1481. doi:10.1001/jama.1940.02810430071041

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The seventh edition of Dr. Lawrence's pasteboard covered manual for the use of patients is proof of its usefulness. It is short, concise, goes straight to the point and all concerned in the treatment of diabetes will approve of its orthodox character. The author's line ration scheme of prescribing has won more adherents in England than in this country. One line represents food containing the equivalent of 10 Gm. of carbohydrate, 7.5 Gm. of protein and 9 Gm. of fat. Dr. Lawrence believes in weighing diets, at least at the beginning of treatment, and at intervals thereafter. Of especial interest now is a part of the second paragraph of the preface: "So far the war has not brought any special hardships for diabetics, but I wish to mention two points about which I have received hundreds of enquiries. First, vitaminised margarine is just as good as butter for the nutrition

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