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January 8, 1898

Diabetes Mellitus.

JAMA. 1898;XXX(2):103. doi:10.1001/jama.1898.02440540051012

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Milton, Del., Dec. 28, 1897.

To the Editor:  —In the Journal of Dec. 18, 1897, you gave us quite an elaborate article on "Diabetes Mellitus," for which the profession owes you many thanks. I have often thought while the scientists were almost turning the world over to unearth a remedy for the cure of consumption, diphtheria, etc., how little has been done about this dread disease. There are reasons for it, and one is they have never satisfactorily solved the why and wherefore, the primary cause; but why has there not been more investigation? For, if there is one disease more loathsome than another it must be diabetes. It deserves our most thoughtful and serious consideration. The authors give us but a faint idea of the disease or how or whence it comes. They speak of sugar appearing in the urine after eating certain kinds of food, or it may

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