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October 1939


Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1939;64(4):787-799. doi:10.1001/archinte.1939.00190040128008

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The purpose of this report is to review certain statistical findings on juvenile diabetes mellitus for comparison with other reports and to emphasize some of the features that become apparent from the study. The children studied have not all been continuously under our personal observation from the onset of diabetes, many having had previous treatment elsewhere and others having moved to other locations and supervision. In most cases, however, we have been able to follow their progress.

There were 341 children in this group, all the children with diabetes observed by us between April 1920 and January 1938 except 2 seen in 1917. In all of them diabetes developed before the sixteenth birthday, the earliest onset being at the age of 8 weeks and only 4 children being under 1 year of age when the disease was discovered. The children have been cared for in private practice, at the Children's

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