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November 24, 1883


JAMA. 1883;I(20):577-584. doi:10.1001/jama.1883.02390200001001

[Read before the Chicago Medical Society, November 19, 1883.]

In a former paper1 I reviewed the pathology of glycosuria, designing in this to present a series of cases, but the literature of the complications of the disease has proven so voluminous, that I defer the grouping and detail of such cases as have come within my observation to a future time, confining myself now to an attempt to deduce a few rational Principles of therapeusis from the mass of observations now before the profession. Glycosuria is a secondary complication of many diseases; the treatment of the primary affection cures the glycosuria without affecting it other than indirectly. The secondary nature of the glycosuria is ignored, and it is regarded as amenable to treatment which could affect it, if at all, only indirectly. Glycosuria appears and disappears under certain conditions with equal facility, whether treatment be followed or neglected. Such elements