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To the Editor:—
In their article in The Journal (144:86 [Sept. 9] 1950) Drs. Story and Root compare the therapies for diabetic coma at the New England Deaconess and the Pennsylvania hospitals. I do not question the sincerity of these authors, but comparison of the clinical course and treatment of a patient whom they did not see with one who was under their care presents the potential hazard of leading the readers to believe things to be as they were not. I have the impression that this article would lead the reader to believe:1. That our publication (Duncan, G. G.; Carey, L. S., and Hudson, M. T.: M. Clin. North America33:1537, 1949) was championing the cause of alkalies and transfusions of plasma in the treatment for diabetic coma. At the Pennsylvania Hospital we do not use alkali therapy as routine, but I am confident that, if
Duncan GG. TREATMENT FOR DIABETIC COMA. JAMA. 1951;145(6):428–429. doi:10.1001/jama.1951.02920240064028
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