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New York, Aug. 9, 1897.
To the Editor:
—Pardon my further contribution to the subject of diabetes, now so wisely occupying attention in the Journal.I have no quarrel with Dr. Munson; he is too good a student and careful observer for me to do anything but welcome his opinions and observations no matter how I may differ from him. He knows things that I do not know and I believe I know some things that he does not know. The disease in question is very fatal and any light that can be thrown from any source should be welcome.Carbonic acid, sulphydric acid and other paralyzing gases do directly act on the liver and help to increase the production of sugar in diabetes. Horses and cattle die suddenly from colic because of the self-same paralysis. Small boys sometimes die in a few hours from the colic produced by the
Cutter JA. The Treatment of Diabetes. JAMA. 1897;XXIX(9):449–450. doi:10.1001/jama.1897.02440350047010
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