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August 1958

Diabetes Mellitus, with Emphasis on Children and Young Adults.

AMA Arch Intern Med. 1958;102(2):332-333. doi:10.1001/archinte.1958.00260200160015

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This book is noteworthy for its comprehensiveness. The first of three sections is devoted to the metabolism of carbohydrate, protein, and fat and to the interplay of the influences of the endocrine glands in both the normal state and diabetes. The second and third sections deal with clinical aspects—first, the routine problems of management of diabetes, and second, its complications. Appropriate discussions of related topics, such as electrolyte balance, pregnancy, growth, personality, and emotional factors, are included. The illustrations are relatively simple charts, tables, and diagrams, which do much to enhance the text.

The author has successfully presented much experimental work and clinical observation to explain present-day concepts. The successive bits of evidence thus derived are nicely combined without falling into a "Book of Genesis" style, which this type of presentation fits so easily. The subjects of diabetes and metabolism contain many controversial or poorly understood points. These are fully

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