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June 18, 1892

Antipyrin for Diabetes.

JAMA. 1892;XVIII(25):788. doi:10.1001/jama.1892.02411290026004

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To the Editor of the Journal of the American Medical Association:  I read with much interest the article on the treatment of Diabetes Mellitus, in your issue of May 28, 1892, and take the liberty of adding a drug to Dr. Riggs' list of four, because it has recently served me so signally.Sometime since I was called upon to treat a lady who had been suffering from this trouble for five previous years.When I took charge of her case she was passing a large amount of urine containing 20 per cent. of sugar.In treating the case I used all the regulation drugs, among them the four that are the basis of the aforementioned article, but was unable to make any definite impression in her case.In despair, partly, and on theoretical grounds I put the patient on antipyrin for one week, and was much delighted to find

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