This report, a symposium on diabetes mellitus in infants and children, is the twelfth such symposium held on subjects of special interest to pediatricians since May, 1951. The brochure is sent as a public service to all members of the American Academy of Pediatrics and to any other physician desiring it.
Within the limitations of the time allotted to the conference and the size of the conference transcript this brochure is an excellent summary of the problems of juvenile diabetes. Fifteen participants took part in this symposium. The whole field of diabetes was covered briefly. The problems of need for continued research as to etiology are well summarized. When treatment is discussed the differences in management employed by various authorities are apparent, especially in the management of diabetic acidosis.
To the practitioner dealing with an occasional diabetic in his practice there would be much confusion in his mind as to