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June 1955

Diabetic Care in Pictures: Simplified Statements with Illustrations Prepared for the Use of the Patient.

AMA Am J Dis Child. 1955;89(6):770. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1955.02050110910029

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This book for the patient is written simply, so it can be readily understood. The printing is excellent, and details about normal and diabetic diets, including illustrations of food exchanges, are excellent.

The historical pictures of the discovery of insulin, together with the different types of insulin and the method of administering it, are effectively illustrated. Tests for sugar and ketone bodies are equally well demonstrated. Finally, there is a section on hygiene presented with pictures in a very excellent manner.

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