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June 15, 1889

LETTER FROM PARIS.

JAMA. 1889;XII(24):860-861. doi:10.1001/jama.1889.02401010032012

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Abstract

(FROM OUR SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT.)  Dr. Worms on Diabetes—Prof. Ollier on the Advantages of the Resection of the Hip-joint in Cases of Suppurative Coxalgia—Dr. Larat on the Treatment of Intestinal Occlusion by Electricity—Dr. Gaucher, of Algiers, on Abortive Treatment for Whitlow--Some Hints on Prescribing Hydrochlorate of Cocaine.Dr. Worms lately read a note at the Academy of Medicine in which he communicated the result of his long and patient researches on diabetes in a clinical and therapeutic point of view. According to the author diabetes is very often a malady of slow evolution and of long duration. He thinks that none of the existing theories on the pathogeny of diabetes is satisfactory. Moreover, many of the symptoms, such as polyuria, emaciation, thirst, dental caries, which are looked upon as essential symptoms, are often found wanting. In a clinical point of view, the toxic or accidental glycosurias being put aside, the distinction

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