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June 23, 1951

Diabetes Insipidus

JAMA. 1951;146(8):764. doi:10.1001/jama.1951.03670080072035

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Abstract

This monograph, reprinted from the Oxford Loose-Leaf Medicine, presents a comprehensive discussion of the unusual endocrine disease diabetes insipidus. Included are a brief historical résumé, a discussion of the anatomy and physiology of the pituitary gland, a detailed description of the etiology, symptoms, and treatment of diabetes insipidus, and a bibliography of 470 references. Illustrative case reports and laboratory data are included, drawn both from the literature and from the author's personal experience in treating 112 patients with this disease. This book should be of interest to clinicians and to all others interested in endocrine disturbances.

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