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Insulin in Malnutrition: Further Observations1

Ann Intern Med. 1932;6(6):743-750. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-6-6-743
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When Banting and Best2 made their outstanding contribution to scientific medicine and changed the diabetic patient of today to a living and not a dying diabetic, they little dreamed that the usage of insulin would invade the entire realm of medicine. It was about one year afterwards that Pitfield3 made successful use of insulin in infantile inanition. He noted that diabetic patients on insulin treatment often gained weight at a phenomenal rate even when the food intake was not excessive. Then Marriott4 reported uniformly good results in infantile athrepsia with the usage of insulin. Almost coincidentally, Barbour5 reported the successful


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