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March 9, 1957

Diabetes Mellitus: Handbook for Physicians

JAMA. 1957;163(10):900-901. doi:10.1001/jama.1957.02970450102029

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This is a practical manual for the guidance of physicians in the detailed use of current clinical methods of diabetic management. Emphasis is on treatment; many chapters open with a brief discussion of the nature of the condition to be treated. The great variety of complications related to diabetes is discussed from a rich background of experience by both authors. For the most part the methods discussed are those used at the Joslin Clinic. Now and then, however, some awareness of experience and methods used elsewhere is shown. In this book Dr. White reiterates her contentions regarding the controversial question of hormonal inbalance and replacement therapy in pregnant diabetic women. As evidence of the success of such therapy, a fetal mortality rate of 32% among 154 women who reached the 28th week of pregnancy without the use of female sex hormones is compared to a rate of only 12% among

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