This is a readable book which discusses the modern treatment of diabetes in an interesting way. The author expresses the belief that the essential criterion for success lies in the maintenance of a nearly normal blood sugar level. He defends this thesis loyally. The portions dealing with the composition of diets, the use of insulin and the management of complications are more orthodox but no less clearly expressed. As is stated in the preface, a good deal of the contents can be found in articles which the author has written and published in various medical journals. It is useful, however, to have so much of his experience documented in a single volume.
Dr. William S. Middleton has added a foreword which is characteristically charming and well written. On the whole, the book is worth owning.