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Among this manual's virtues are the assembly under one cover of detailed information on all phases of the condition and the considerable stress placed on practical aspects of management. As the authors emphasize in the introduction, repetition is used frequently throughout in the process of "hammering home" the lessons. It is not reassuring, therefore, to find that the information being hammered home is sometimes ambiguous, incomplete, or incorrect. For example, increased lipolysis is attributed to diminution in hepatic glycogen, while no mention is made of the direct effect of insulin lack upon adipose tissue; the shift of potassium out of
Diabetic Acidosis. A Programmed Course of Instruction by Edlen Research.. Ann Intern Med. 1967;67:227–228. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-67-1-227_2
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