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Our broad knowledge of diabetes mellitus and the extent to which the disease influences the lives of many individuals, taking the place of tuberculosis and syphilis a few decades ago, is well-illustrated by the 1,000 pages of this subspecialty text that contains a minimum of overlapping material and unnecessary information. For many physicians this publication of an entire text relating to a single disease or condition may appear ludicrous. Yet, current understanding of diabetes, of the multiple related metabolic and hormonal mechanisms, of its effects on proteins, lipids, glycoproteins, and the functional changes produced in many tissues of the body,
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Diabetes Mellitus: Theory and Practice.. Ann Intern Med. 1971;75:330–331. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-75-2-330_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1971;75(2):330-331.
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