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Handbook for Diabetic Children.

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By FISCHER ALFRED E., , M.D., Associate Attending Pediatrician and Chief of the Children's Diabetic Clinic, Mount Sinai Hospital, New York City; and HORSTMAN DOROTHEA L.. , Instructor in Dietetics, School of Nursing, Mount Sinai Hospital, New York City. 64 pages; 14 X 21.5 cm. (paper-bound). Intercontinental Medical Book Corporation; , New York: . 1954.. Price, $1.75.

Ann Intern Med. 1955;42(3):730. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-42-3-730_1
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The authors wrote this revised edition to fill the need for a simple handbook which can be easily understood by a child or his parents. Two-thirds of the book are devoted to foodstuffs, meal planning, dietary exchanges, sample menus and hints for variety and tastiness in cooking. The remainder contains instructions on how to use insulin, the technic of insulin injections, exercising, how to keep healthy, and how to keep records for the doctor.

Medical students will profit from the clear exposition. Practicing physicians, themselves, may not feel that this book is too juvenile for their own perusal. It is


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