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With the exception of a delightful little book of W. P. U. Jackson published in 1964, Malins' volume on clinical diabetes is the only recent, comprehensive contribution to the needs of the practicing physician. The ground is on the whole well covered by this experienced British specialist. He is an independent thinker and does not hesitate to attempt judgments in controversial issues, judgments which, to my mind, are generally sound. His style, brightened here and there with a touch of humor, is straightforward, and he uses plain instead of fancy or technical English when he can. The numerous tables are short and simple, and the illustrations (all black and white) are instructive and of good though not superior quality. No author can run home free. Although various methods and results of blood glucose analysis are discussed, normal values for plasma glucose (a determination increasingly used in the autoanalyzer in the
Ricketts HT. Clinical Diabetes Mellitus. JAMA. 1968;205(6):471. doi:10.1001/jama.1968.03140320165029
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