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May 26, 1956

A Modern Pilgrim's Progress for Diabetics

JAMA. 1956;161(4):396. doi:10.1001/jama.1956.02970040094025

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This is a new primer for diabetic patients and their families written by a physician with wide experience. Like other primers it contains most of the information that diabetics should have but differs from all others in the fact that its story is written in narrative form. The heroine, Peggy MacDonald, is a diabetic. In her position as social worker in a large hospital containing a clinic for diabetics her contacts and experience with the diabetic patients and their physicians are the basis for a simple but informative story. The usual practical reference sections, concerning diet, testing, and insulin-administering, are appended.

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