HENRY J. JOHN, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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Heredity is the most important factor in the causation of diabetes in children. In a study of literature from all over the world, which includes 1,418 cases of diabetes in children, the disease was hereditary in 30.8 per cent (table 1). In reality this percentage is higher, for the longer the
diabetic children live the more diabetes is discovered in their families. The true percentage on this basis is probably somewhere near 40 per cent.
In my own series of 214 cases of diabetes in children and adolescents, the proportion in which heredity played a part was about equal
JOHN HJ. THE DIABETIC CHILD*: ETIOLOGIC FACTORS. Ann Intern Med. 1934;8:198–213. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-8-2-198
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1934;8(2):198-213.
Cardiology, Coronary Risk Factors, Diabetes, Endocrine and Metabolism.
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