This little volume has a definite place in medical literature. It does not supplant the larger, more distinguished monographs; references are not quoted, and details on controversial aspects of the disease find no place in its pages. Instead, the author gives the student and practitioner a concise introduction to the elements of the modern management of the diabetic patient in a straightforward and easily read style. A discussion of the use of terms and of variations in and regulation of the blood sugar content precedes a brief consideration of the mechanisms of carbohydrate metabolism. Diagnostic pitfalls and the principles of diagnosis are illustrated by case records. Treatment is divided into dietetic handling and management with insulin. Both are clearly developed, but the use of protamine insulin is not included. At the end of each section a number of maxims useful in practice are listed.
The book, to this reviewer, admirably