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Diabetic Coma: A Report of Eighty-one Instances

BYRON D. BOWEN, M.D.; and IVAN HEKIMIAN, M.D.
Ann Intern Med. 1930;3(11):1104-1111. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-3-11-1104
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The object of this report is two-fold, first to record the cases of diabetic coma that have come under our observation since insulin, January 1923 to September 1929, and secondly to report a series of cases, the majority of which have been treated with alkali in addition to insulin. The clinical features of diabetic coma have been so thoroughly described in recent, widely published, communications that we only wish to emphasize a few of the striking symptoms. All of the cases in this group were in clinical coma; characterized by a high degree of hyperpnea, signs of dehydration, circulatory weakness

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