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March 26, 1910

EAR NOSE AND THROAT SYMPTOMS IN DIABETES

JAMA. 1910;LIV(13):1046-1047. doi:10.1001/jama.1910.92550390004002f
Abstract

In discussing ear, nose and throat symptoms in diabetes, it is assumed that all physicians are sufficiently conversant with a knowledge of the general pathology and symptomatology of the disease to render unnecessary any further reference to them. Furthermore, it is understood that what follows relative to this subject appertains to that variety of diabetes commonly understood as diabetes mellitus, and, although cognizant of other varieties of diabetes, erroneously designated as such, but which, in fact, are transitory glycosurias, produced by a multiplicity of causes, they have no special interest in this connection and at this time. In order to epitomize the subject. I will restrict this article to a discussion of the symptomatology of the ear, nose and throat.

Of the many manifestations of diabetes mellitus, it is a matter of surprise that the changes occurring in the mucous cavities of the head and neck should pass unrecognized, or,

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