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May 1973

Juvenile-Type Diabetes and Its Complications.

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Arch Intern Med. 1973;131(5):757. doi:10.1001/archinte.1973.00320110141031

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This volume is one of a series attempting to interrelate advances in biochemistry and clinical medicine in an effort to present a rational approach to diagnosis and management of the patient. Since energy metabolism and the action of hormones have been in the forefront of biochemical advances for the last half century, diabetes mellitus would seem to lend itself to an unusual extent to this integrative approach. This volume of almost 500 pages surveys all the major aspects of juvenile diabetes with considerable skill. There is some unevenness of treatment due to multiple authorship. A long (57 page) section on ocular complications comprises a monograph in itself and would seem more appropriate in a much larger volume. This is especially the case since much of the long chapter on the pathology of diabetes is also devoted to ophthalmologic considerations. On the other hand, the chapter on renal disease is disconcertingly

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