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Overview

The "bible" on diabetes mellitus is now in its Fourteenth Edition—thoroughly revised and updated by more than 80 noted experts from the Joslin Diabetes Center and other leading institutions worldwide. This edition includes a new eleven-chapter section on hormone action and the regulation of metabolism. The section on definition and pathogenesis now includes chapters on genetics, diabetes in Asia and Africa, and diabetes in U.S. minority groups. Other new chapters cover retinopathy, cardiovascular disease, wound healing, and treatment of women with diabetes. All of the Fourteenth Edition's figures have been completely updated.

This book contains predominantly black-and-white illustrations, with some color illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

David A. Ehrmann
During the past decade, tremendous advances have been realized in unraveling the pathogenesis of diabetes mellitus. The 13th edition of this book is a multiauthored compendium of basic and clinical diabetes that reflects these advances and their clinical applications. The text is divided into major sections with anywhere from two to 14 short chapters in each section, including basic mechanisms, definition and pathogenesis, obesity and lipoprotein disorders, treatment, complications, and hypoglycemia/islet-cell tumors. This organization makes the text more accessible. The book is meant to appeal to many audiences, ranging from the basic scientist to the diabeteologist and general practitioner. Herein lies both the strength and weakness of the text: because the targeted audience is vast, the depth of the text is at times sacrificed for breadth of coverage. The references are generally up-to-date. The illustrations are helpful, but many are printed at half-page size. The number of illustrations could have been increased in the same number of pages by making the reproductions smaller. The index is accurate and detailed. The color plates are limited in number and are inaccessible: they appear about one-third into the text without a listing in the table of contents. This is a useful reference for its intended audience. Future editions may be improved by splitting the text into two volumes, one devoted to basic aspects of diabetes and the other to clinical aspects. In this way the authors would be able to provide greater depth while maintaining the appeal to a diverse audience.
From The Critics
Reviewer: David A. Ehrmann, MD (University of Chicago Medical Center)
Description: During the past decade, tremendous advances have been realized in unraveling the pathogenesis of diabetes mellitus. The 13th edition of this book is a multiauthored compendium of basic and clinical diabetes that reflects these advances and their clinical applications.
Purpose: The text is divided into major sections with anywhere from two to 14 short chapters in each section, including basic mechanisms, definition and pathogenesis, obesity and lipoprotein disorders, treatment, complications, and hypoglycemia/islet-cell tumors. This organization makes the text more accessible.
Audience: The book is meant to appeal to many audiences, ranging from the basic scientist to the diabeteologist and general practitioner. Herein lies both the strength and weakness of the text: because the targeted audience is vast, the depth of the text is at times sacrificed for breadth of coverage.
Features: The references are generally up-to-date. The illustrations are helpful, but many are printed at half-page size. The number of illustrations could have been increased in the same number of pages by making the reproductions smaller. The index is accurate and detailed. The color plates are limited in number and are inaccessible: they appear about one-third into the text without a listing in the table of contents.
Assessment: This is a useful reference for its intended audience. Future editions may be improved by splitting the text into two volumes, one devoted to basic aspects of diabetes and the other to clinical aspects. In this way the authors would be able to provide greater depth while maintaining the appeal to a diverse audience.
Booknews
**** A classic first published in 1916. The present edition is very different from the 12th (1985), which is cited in Brandon-Hill. In addition to reflecting the dramatic advances in knowledge and research, less emphasis is given to the Joslin Diabetes Center and New England Deaconess Hospital experience with various aspects of diabetes care and more to other experiences described in the literature. Following a chapter on the history of diabetes, the remainder of the volume is divided into sections on basic mechanisms, diabetes--definition and pathogenesis, obesity and lipoprotein disorders, treatment of diabetes mellitus, onset of the complications of diabetes, complications--clinical aspects, and hypoglycemia and islet-cell tumors. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780781727969
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 12/6/2004
  • Edition description: Fourteenth Edition
  • Edition number: 14
  • Pages: 1224
  • Product dimensions: 8.66 (w) x 11.30 (h) x 1.31 (d)

Table of Contents

SECTION I: BASIC MECHANISMS OF ISLET DEVELOPMENT AND FUNCTION 19

SECTION II: HORMONE ACTION AND THE REGULATION OF METABOLISM 125

SECTION III: DIABETES: DEFINITION, GENETICS, AND PATHOGENESIS 329

SECTION IV: OBESITY AND LIPOPROTEIN DISORDERS 531

SECTION V: TREATMENT OF DIABETES MELLITUS 585

SECTION VI: BIOLOGY OF THE COMPLICATIONS OF DIABETES 793

SECTION VII: DIABETIC COMPLICATIONS: CLINICAL ASPECTS 885

SECTION VIII: HYPOGLYCEMIA AND ISLET CELL TUMORS 1145

Index 1189

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