Insulin and Metabolism.

Jayendra H. Shah, MD
Arch Intern Med. 1974;134(3):598. doi:10.1001/archinte.1974.00320210208041.
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At a time when the medical world is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the discovery of insulin, it is appropriate to come on a monograph that presents a comprehensive review of the role of insulin in metabolism by international investigators and that this monograph be published as a supplement to the journal Madhumeh of the Indian Diabetic Association.

This modestly-sized book is a collection of selected works from different parts of the world. The book is expertly edited and contains interesting chapters dealing with the history of diabetes, insulin and its discovery, and various aspects of the current concepts of insulin and its relation to metabolism.

The first part of the book, titled "Milestones," is unique. The initial chapter deals with the description and knowledge of diabetes as seen in the ancient Ayurvedic Medicine. A student of diabetes mellitus will be amazed to read about the detailed knowledge concerning the


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