By Elliott P. Joslin, M.D., with the cooperation of Howard F. Root, M.D.; Priscilla White, M.D., and Alexander Marble, M.D. Fifth edition. Price, $6. Pp. 620, with 144 tables and 7 illustrations. Philadelphia: Lea & Febiger, 1935.
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In his preface to the new edition Joslin states: "Diabetes is a disease for young doctors," and acting in this spirit one finds that Root, White, Marble and others are now associated with him in writing certain sections. The senior author shows, however, no signs of age or decay and deals with the subject with all his former vigor and clarity. Since the previous (1928) edition the book has been shortened by about four hundred pages, but in spite of this the reviewer fails to discover any phase or, indeed, any detail of diabetes which is not adequately discussed. "Joslin" definitely remains the standard guide for American practice; a sound, well tempered point of view is maintained, going neither to one extreme nor the other on the matter of carbohydrate ration; each point is buttressed against the solid background of the author's vast clinical experience as well as statistics from
The Treatment of Diabetes Mellitus. Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1936;57(4):834. doi:10.1001/archinte.1936.00170080188015
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