R. D. LAWRENCE, M.D., F.R.C.P.
This paper is concerned with three types of human diabetes, differentiated clinically by an excess or absence of body fat and by the presence or absence of ketosis. Many investigators have been interested for years in the relation of fat to carbohydrate metabolism in diabetes mellitus, a subject to which neither clinical study nor animal experiment can yet give a complete answer. Much that I have to describe is old knowledge and much quite new.
After the discovery that diabetes could be produced by pancreatectomy, and still more after the extraction of the anti-diabetic hormone, insulin, by Banting and Best,
LAWRENCE RD. THREE TYPES OF HUMAN DIABETES*. Ann Intern Med. 1955;43:1199–1208. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-43-6-1199
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1955;43(6):1199-1208.
Cardiology, Coronary Risk Factors, Diabetes, Endocrine and Metabolism.
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