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This book covers the findings of the past fifteen years concerning the development, histology and pathology of the endocrine pancreas. Particular attention is given to subjects pertinent to diabetes mellitus. The developments of knowledge have been facilitated by new staining methods to which the author of the book has contributed a modification of a silver method for staining the A cells of the islets.
From the histological appearance, the endocrine pancreas seems to be functional in the second fetal month. This finding would coincide with the belief that insulin does not cross the placenta, but that the fetus supplies its
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Das Inselsystem des Pankreas.. Ann Intern Med. 1954;41:386. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-41-2-386_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1954;41(2):386.
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