This is a well-written booklet, but, unfortunately, it is all too limited a discussion of a complicated subject. The author deals briefly with the etiology, pathology, and diagnosis of the disease and has a good section on the treatment of diabetic acidosis and coma. Juvenile diabetes, surgical conditions, hygiene, and pregnancy are touched upon as well as the use of the various insulins. Diet charts are included in the longest section, on treatment of uncomplicated adult diabetes.
In the author's own words, the work is meant only as a "guide to the clinician in the treatment of diabetes." It is not intended as an original work, and there is no bibliography. Newer concepts of insulin usage are not included. In spite of its brevity, there is an abundance of sound advice. John C. Farmer, M.D.