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The Foot in Diabetes

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Sammarco G. James. ; ed. 235 pages. Philadelphia: : Lea & Febiger; ; 1991.. $45.00.

Ann Intern Med. 1991;115(5):414. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-115-5-414_1
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The identification, prevention, and treatment of many of the vascular complications of diabetes (for example, retinopathy and nephropathy) have become sophisticated subspecialties of diabetes. But, forgive the pun, the diabetic foot remains the Achilles heel of diabetic care.

One approach to a text on this topic is to see how well the promise of the preface is fulfilled—and the answer is very well indeed. This book is "not intended as a highly sophisticated technical treatise," but rather as an "overview," "a reference to current information," and a means "to expand expertise in (diabetic) foot disease." This primarily orthopedic approach to


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