CHARLES W. RIEBER, M.D., F.A.C.P.; SOLOMON SILVER, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Although diabetes insipidus was first recognized in 1674 by Thomas Willis, who noted the "insipid" taste of this urine when compared to the sweet urine of diabetes mellitus, the condition is rare, or at least infrequent. Futcher was able to find only 19 cases in the first 53,012 patients admitted to The Johns Hopkins Hospital. Only seven examples in 45,658 admissions to the Harriet Lane Home could be found in children under 12 years of age. Rowntree collected 127 instances of the disease from 800,000 admissions representing many hospital populations.1
Traditionally, the cases have been divided into two groups: (1)
RIEBER CW, SILVER S. HYPERTHYROIDISM ASSOCIATED WITH DIABETES INSIPIDUS: RELIEF OF BOTH DISEASES AFTER TREATMENT WITH RADIOACTIVE IODINE12. Ann Intern Med. 1952;37:379–383. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-37-2-379
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1952;37(2):379-383.
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