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December 26, 1885


JAMA. 1885;V(26):710-711. doi:10.1001/jama.1885.02391250010004

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Such is the title of an interesting and comprehensive paper read at the late annual meeting of the British Medical Association, by Dr. Pavy, whose name is sufficient guarantee of the value of the communication. His paper, which was the introduction to a discussion on glycosuria, was followed by one on "Acute Febrile Glycosuria," by Dr. Markham Skerritt, and a paper on "Glycosuria," by Dr. W. R. Thomas, all of which are to be found in the British Medical Journal, of December 5.

The first striking feature in Dr. Pavy's paper is a table showing the ages in 1,360 cases of diabetes at which the disease set in, which shows that 30.73 per cent., almost one-third of the cases, occurred between 50 and 60 years of age, 24.92 between 40 and 50; giving 55.65 per cent between 40 and 60. "From this period there is a sharp and increasing fall

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