HENRY J. JOHN, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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The incidence of diabetes in the total population is usually given as approximately 1 per cent. In reality, we do not know exactly what the incidence is. Gradually, however, we are getting more information. Data presented in this paper are derived from the records of 6,000 patients seen in the period from 1921 to 1948.
From 1921 to 1933, while I was at the Cleveland Clinic, I studied carefully the incidence of diabetes among all patients admitted to this institution (figure 1). During the last seven years of this period, the percentage of diabetics in this large group of
JOHN HJ. STATISTICAL STUDY OF 6,000 CASES OF DIABETES1. Ann Intern Med. ;33:925–940. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-33-4-925
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1950;33(4):925-940.
Cardiology, Coronary Risk Factors, Diabetes, Endocrine and Metabolism.
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