HERMAN O. MOSENTHAL, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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The involvement of the pancreas as a cause for diabetes is, to a great extent, taken for granted. The exact changes in the pancreas responsible for the development of diabetes are not clearly defined. The situation is a good deal as though all pulmonary conditions—tuberculosis, the pneumonias, abscess, bronchiectasis, asthma, passive congestion—were classified as a disease entity characterized by expectoration and all treated alike on that basis.
Certain phases of pancreatic pathology—carcinoma, cyst, adenoma—are well established, but the lesions resulting in diabetes are not satisfactorily evaluated. An attempt will be made in this paper to correlate the changes in the
MOSENTHAL HO. AN ARTICLE CONTRIBUTED TO AN ANNIVERSARY VOLUME IN HONOR OF DOCTOR JOSEPH HERSEY PRATT: PANCREATITIS AND DIABETES*. Ann Intern Med. 1937;11:1001–1013. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-11-6-1001
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1937;11(6):1001-1013.
Cardiology, Coronary Risk Factors, Diabetes, Endocrine and Metabolism, Gastroenterology/Hepatology.
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