EUGENE J. LEOPOLD, M.D.
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It was not so many years ago that diabetes mellitus was considered a rare disease in the colored race. In fact, it is rather common today to hear usually well informed physicians express this belief. This is not altogether surprising since the literature on the subject is indeed meager. It is hoped that such facts as I am able to present will stimulate further study of the subject.
Osler's "Principles and Practice of Medicine" until about ten years ago said diabetes mellitus was rare among negroes. I. I. Lemann of New Orleans was the first to call to our attention
LEOPOLD EJ. Diabetes in the Negro Race12. Ann Intern Med. 1931;5:285–293. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-5-3-285
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1931;5(3):285-293.
Cardiology, Coronary Risk Factors, Diabetes, Endocrine and Metabolism.
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