ELLIOTT P. JOSLIN, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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When a diabetic child dies today it causes me far more pain than it did half a generation ago. Before the discovery of insulin we did not expect diabetic children to live and if they did, we knew their existence would be as much "labor and sorrow" as for people passing three score years and ten until diabetic coma almost mercifully snatched them away. At that time diabetic children seldom survived a year, but in each quinquennium since, the duration of the fatal cases has nearly doubled, to 2.7 years for 1922-1927, to 4.7 years for 1927-1932, to 9 years
JOSLIN EP. AN ARTICLE CONTRIBUTED TO AN ANNIVERSARY VOLUME IN HONOR OF DOCTOR JOSEPH HERSEY PRATT: THE PRESENT MORTALITY OF DIABETIC CHILDREN—A REMEDIABLE AND THEREFORE HOPEFUL INDEX OF THE FUTURE OF THE DIABETIC CHILD1. Ann Intern Med. ;11:1348–1353. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-11-7-1348
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1938;11(7):1348-1353.
Cardiology, Coronary Risk Factors, Diabetes, Endocrine and Metabolism.
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