T. B. FUTCHER, M.B., F.A.C.P.
The chief purpose of this paper is to recount briefly the historical development of our knowledge concerning the etiology of diabetes insipidus up to the present time.
According to Hirsch, the earliest account of a sweet taste of the urine in certain patients comes from India and is to be found in the Ayur Veda of Sustra. Although certain symptoms of diabetes were known to the Greek, Roman and Arabian physicians, it remained for Celsus, a Roman physician, in the latter half of the second century of the Christian era to describe its outstanding symptoms. Aretaeus, of Cappodocia, a Greek
FUTCHER TB. The Etiology and Treatment of Diabetes Insipidus12. Ann Intern Med. ;5:566–573. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-5-5-566
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1931;5(5):566-573.
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