J. EDWARD HARBINSON, M.D.
The treatment of gangrene complicating diabetes is a problem not strictly medical or surgical, but one which calls for the closest cooperation between surgeon and internist.
Often the type of treatment instituted depends on the specialty of the doctor first consulted. The general practitioner often considers gangrene a surgical problem and the surgeon usually sees the patients in consultation. The laity speaks of gangrene and amputation in the same sentence.
If surgery is the only method of treatment considered, limbs which might have been saved by conservative measures are amputated. On the contrary, if the internist fails to seek surgical
HARBINSON JE. The Conservative Treatment of Gangrene Complicating Diabetes1!. Ann Intern Med. ;1:212–226. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-1-4-212
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1927;1(4):212-226.
Cardiology, Coronary Risk Factors, Diabetes, Endocrine and Metabolism.
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