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When one notes that the present edition of Joslin's Diabetic Manual is the eighth and that the seventh appeared as long ago as 1941, one realizes what a prodigious stretch of time is covered by the whole series. Indeed it is the impression that Dr. Joslin was among the first to develop the now generally recognized procedure, as exemplified in this manual, of taking the patient into partnership in understanding his disease, instead of preserving an all-wise aloofness (which at times really masked the ignorance of the physician). Dr. Joslin has long since won his fight, even though an occasional diabetic patient is still dismissed by his physician with no other directions than to avoid sweet stuff. But, after all, "nihil agit per saltum." Although fully up to date, the general spirit of the book stays unchanged—the nostalgic Uneeda biscuit (6 Gm.) and the 5 cent piece (5 Gm.) are
Diabetic Manual for the Doctor and Patient. Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1949;84(3):521. doi:10.1001/archinte.1949.00230030163012
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