Epidemiology of Diabetes and Its Vascular Lesions. By West Kelly M., pages. Elsevier North-Holland, Inc., New York and Oxford, 1978. Price, $49.50.

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Abstract

This first-of-its-kind new resource for the epidemiologist and the student of diabetes mellitus and its associated or complicating disorders provides an objective and comprehensive review of the world literature.

Beginning with an appropriate historical review to orient the reader to recognition and application of epidemiology as a means of better understanding the many faces of diabetes, the author deals in some detail with the scope and magnitude of the problem, evolution of the modern classification, and methods of diagnosis. A particularly useful approach is that of not arbitrarily assigning validity of technique and results to one or another method and

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