The Treatment of Diabetes Mellitus, with Observations upon the Disese Based Upon One Thousand Cases

By: Joslin, Elliott P.

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1916 ELLIOTT P. JOSLIN RARE INSCRIBED PRESENTATION COPY OF THE FIRST EDITION OF THE FIRST TEXTBOOK OF DIABETES IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE. 9 1/2 inches tall hardcover, publisher's gray cloth binding, gilt title to spine, ink presentation Wm J. Kerr./ To dr. Kerr, from the Author,/ in recollection of many/ pleasant evenings spent/ together in the Boylston Medical Society./ Mass. Gen'l Hospital/ Aug. 31, 1916 on front endpaper, color frontis of diabetic blood in test tubes, xvi, 440 pp, many tables. Overall very good except for back cover, with wear exposing board along bottom edge, and stain extending 3 inches above corner. In custom archival mylar cover. FROM THE PREFACE: In writing this book I have tried to record those facts which have proven of service to me in the treatment of diabetes. For the benefit of my patients it has seemed well worth while to summarize my work with them during the last eighteen years, and I have honestly tried in these pages to let the 400 fatal cases tell their useful lessons to the 600 living. ELLIOTT PROCTER JOSLIN, M.D. (1869 - 1962) was the first doctor in the United States to specialize in diabetes and was the founder of today's Joslin Diabetes Center. Dr. Joslin was involved for seven decades in most every aspect of diabetes investigation and treatment, save for the fact that he did not discover insulin. Following the Toronto group's blockbuster discovery of insulin in 1921, and the group's disbanding several years later, Joslin became effectively the Dean of diabetes mellitus. In the mid 1920s, Joslin, in his mid 50s, took the reins as the world spokesman for the cause of diabetes. He was the first to advocate for teaching patients to care for their own diabetes, an approach now commonly referred to as DSME or Diabetes Self-Management Education. He is also a recognized pioneer in glucose management, identifying that tight glucose control leads to fewer and less extreme complications. From the beginning of his medical practice he kept a diabetes registry, the first of its kind in the world. His carefully assembled data from his medical ledgers eventually allowed him to predict a global diabetes epidemic that is evident today. In 1908, in conjunction with physiologist Francis G. Benedict, Joslin carried out extensive metabolic balance studies examining fasting and feeding in patients with varying severities of diabetes. Joslin included the findings from 1,000 of his own cases in his 1916 monograph The Treatment of Diabetes Mellitus, the first textbook on diabetes in the English language. Here he noted a 20 percent decrease in the mortality of patients after instituting a program of diet and exercise. This physician's handbook had 10 more editions in his lifetime and established Joslin as a world leader in diabetes. When insulin became available as therapy in 1922, Joslin's corps of nurses became the forerunners of certified diabetes educators, providing instruction in diet, exercise, foot care and insulin dosing, and established camps for children with diabetes throughout New England. With insulin available, Joslin enlarged his medical practice into a team that evolved into the Joslin Clinic that was affiliated with the New England Deaconess Hospital and the Harvard Medical School. Joslin was adamant in his position that good glucose control, achieved through a restricted carbohydrate diet, exercise, and frequent testing and insulin adjustment, would prevent complications. This was debated for decades by other endocrinologists and scientists, and the American Diabetes Association was divided on this subject from its inception. Joslin's approach wasn't validated until 30 years after his death, when in 1993, a 10-year study, the Diabetes Control and Complications Trial Report was published in the New England Journal of Medicine. PROVENANCE: WILLIAM J. KERR (1889-1965) earned an undergraduate degree from UC Berkeley in 1912, and received his medical training at Harvard Medical School, graduating in 1915. Dr. Kerr came to the UCSF faculty and by 1922 was named associate professor in medicine. He was appointed first full-time chair of the division of Medicine in 1927 and served alongside the full-time Chair of surgery, Howard C. Naffziger. THE BOYLSTON MEDICAL SOCIETY is an undergraduate medical society at Harvard Medical School established in 1811.

Title: The Treatment of Diabetes Mellitus, with Observations upon the Disese Based Upon One Thousand Cases

Author Name: Joslin, Elliott P.

Categories: Diabetes, Medicine, Endocrinology,

Edition: First edition

Publisher: Philadelphia and New York, Lea & Febiger: 1916

Item: 1.00 lbs

Seller ID: 627

Keywords: medicine endocrinology diabetes therapy signed association copy