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February 23, 1957

Diabetes Guide Book for the Physician

JAMA. 1957;163(8):699-700. doi:10.1001/jama.1957.02970430089035

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This little book is a revision and expansion of the first edition published in 1950. The work of a special committee of the American Diabetes Association and approved by its Council "in principle," it represents, as nearly as any book can, the consensus of a group of experts and, in this respect at least, is unique in the field. It is designed "simply to present information to guide immediate action in dealing with the common problems of diabetes." The style is simple and clear if somewhat abbreviated, the layout effective, and the typography pleasing, especially important sections being presented in boldface type. The major subdivisions bear the titles, The Clinical Problem, Dietary Regulation, Insulin, Complications, and Diabetes in Children. With respect to the desirability of strict versus lax control of glycosuria, the book takes a position distinctly to the right of center, although not extremely so. The chapter on diet,

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