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Die Zuckerkrankheit und ihre Behandlung im Kindesalter.

Am J Dis Child. 1932;43(6):1645. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1932.01950070214018.
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This presentation offers a review of the latest studies in the principles of intermediary carbohydrate metabolism, correlated with a method of management of diabetes in children. The former is based on a comprehensive survey of the modern literature on the subject, and the latter on the authors' experience in the treatment of 130 diabetic children during the past nine years. The publication qualifies as a text in its field.

Certain phases of the book merit special comment. The authors believe that diabetes at any age is due basically to an inherited tendency, which is transmitted as a recessive characteristic. Their review of more than 1,000 reported cases seems to establish their contention. They develop the idea of the kinetics of sugar handling in a graphic manner. They believe that diabetes is dependent primarily on faulty glycogen fixation by the liver. It is pointed out that in early diabetes there is


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