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September 1937

Treatment of Diabetes Mellitus.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1937;60(3):566. doi:10.1001/archinte.1937.00180030183021

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An extended comment on the book which is the vade-mecum in the literature on diabetes hardly seems necessary, particularly as this is the sixth edition of what may truly be called a standard textbook and book of reference.

The introduction of "protamine insulin necessitates the revision of this book." The data that have been studied to convince Joslin and his associates consist of reports of over twelve hundred cases in which this new insulin preparation has been administered. Joslin is enthusiastic about protamine insulin. He acknowledges that some patients experience difficulty in becoming adjusted to the new drug, but these instances are few and far between. As a matter of fact, only ten of the total number of patients had any difficulty. The ages of these patients varied from 7 to 62 years, and the reasons for the difficulties were many.

The remainder of the book adheres closely to the

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