This book of about 700 pages covers the extent of the modern knowledge of diabetes. It is arranged in an orderly manner and treats thoroughly involved features of the chemistry of sugar metabolism. The presentation is clear and simple. It is not only a textbook for the student, but a handy reference book, the technic of all the necessary tests and chemical reactions being described throughout.
The material for this treatise comes from the large clinic of Escudero, who is professor of medicine in the University of Buenos Aires, and the result of much practical experience can be found in these pages.
The work is divided into four sections. The first section contains an elaborate discussion of sugar metabolism and its chemical features in both the normal and the diabetic person. Under this heading is included the relation of sugar metabolism to other foodstuffs, and the importance of the broader