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December 1936

Le diabète infantile.

Am J Dis Child. 1936;52(6):1517. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1936.04140060227021

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The material in this book is presented with the clearness which characterizes all Professor Mouriquand's writing. Scarcely a sentence could be omitted without loss, and each contributes toward a fuller understanding of the management of the diabetic child.

Of particular interest is the discussion of impairment of the liver with pancreatic insufficiency. This may be seen histologically as well as clinically and was seldom noted before the introduction of insulin therapy. The greater portion of the book has to do with variations in the response of children of different types to insulin. Criteria for determining the dose of insulin and the dietary regimen are augmented by reports of illustrative cases. An interesting observation is the variation shown by some children in their need for insulin with a change in climate or activity.

This book cannot be too highly recommended and should prove easy reading even if one's knowledge of French

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