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July 25, 1959

The Treatment of Diabetes Mellitus

JAMA. 1959;170(13):1614. doi:10.1001/jama.1959.03010130118044

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Joslin's book continues to be the vade mecum of the physician interested in diabetes. Strictly speaking, it is less Joslin's book than it used to be, for in addition to the co-authors of the earlier editions there now appear a number of new collaborators. Several chapters, however, were written by the senior author alone. They bear his unmistakable imprint and remind one that he has his hand firmly on the helm. This very useful book represents an accumulated experience with more than 50,000 diabetic patients; an experience extending back into the last century, yet it is fully up to date in its inclusion of the latest developments. Among the new contributions are those on physiology by Renold, and on acidosis by Nichols and Root, which are outstanding. The oral methods of treatment are discussed competently and conservatively by Marble and Krall. The degenerative complications receive much attention, since cardiovascular-renal disease

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