LESTER M. PETRIE, M.D., F.A.C.P.; CHRISTOPHER J. MCLOUGHLIN, M.D., F.A.C.P.; THOMAS E. HODGINS, M.D.
The decreasing incidence of the infectious diseases with a steadily aging population has focused the attention of the professional workers particularly interested in the health of our nation on the degenerative diseases commonly encountered in older age groups. It has been stated that over one-half of the deaths in the country today are caused by these so-called "chronic diseases."1 One of these under attack is diabetes mellitus. The importance of early diagnosis and treatment in this disease has been repeatedly emphasized.2, 3, 4, 5 The rôle played by the Department of Public Health as an effective agency to aid with
PETRIE LM, MCLOUGHLIN CJ, HODGINS TE. MASS SCREENING FOR LOWERED GLUCOSE TOLERANCE1. Ann Intern Med. ;40:963–967. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-40-5-963
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