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Clinical decisions in the management of the insulindependent diabetic remain empirical, undoubtedly due to difficulty in defining the disease and to ignorance of the mechanism of insulin action. This empiricism may indicate a need for a book presenting detailed knowledge of the use of insulin as a drug. Recognizing the problem, the editors have attempted to stimulate productivity and coordination among investigators by providing a volume of critical analysis and current concepts. Insulin Part 2 is one of a series of "Handbooks of Experimental Pharmacology," and thus the approach is organized according to pharmacologic principles, that is, secretion, distribution, effects,
Insulin. Part 2.. Ann Intern Med. 1976;85:415–416. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-85-3-415_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1976;85(3):415-416.
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