Since insulin has become important in the treatment of diabetes, a manual containing instructions in directing its use, along with dietary regulations, is needed by the general practitioner. Such information, given with sufficient detail, is contained in this book by Harrop.
There are discussed the metabolic derangement in diabetes; the acid base mechanism and the acidosis of diabetes; insulin and its physiologic effects in the body; the management of the diabetic patient with insulin and diet regulation, and the treatment of acidosis, as well as other complications of diabetes.
The instructions regarding diet regulation include useful recipes and food value tables. Methods are given for determining the alkali reserve and sugar of the blood, as well as qualitative and quantitative tests for sugar and other urine constituents.
The text is a useful guide for the general practitioner, and may be given for instruction to intelligent patients.