LEON V. MCVAY JR., M.D.; DOUGLAS H. SPRUNT, M.D., F.A.C.P.; THOMAS N. STERN, M.D.; FREDERICK E. TATUM, M.D.; ALYS LIPSCOMB, M.D.
With the steadily increasing number of elderly individuals in the general population, a greater interest in the diseases characteristic of later life has developed.1 Outstanding among these conditions are cardiovascular disease, malignancy and diabetes mellitus. It has been estimated that almost 4,000,000 persons now living in this country will eventually have diabetes.2 Furthermore, the outlook for the next few decades is such that the incidence of this metabolic derangement may be expected to increase twice as fast as the total population. This, of course, implies that diabetes mellitus will be an even greater medical problem in the future.
MCVAY LV, SPRUNT DH, STERN TN, TATUM FE, LIPSCOMB A. ANTIBIOTIC PREVENTION OF INTERCURRENT INFECTIONS IN DIABETES MELLITUS1. Ann Intern Med. 1954;40:269–284. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-40-2-269
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1954;40(2):269-284.
Cardiology, Coronary Risk Factors, Diabetes, Endocrine and Metabolism, Infectious Disease.
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