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TitleThe Diabetic Pancreas [electronic resource] / edited by Bruno W. Volk, Klaus F. Wellmann
ImprintBoston, MA : Springer US, 1977
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Descript XVIII, 600 p. online resource


I consider it an honor to have been asked to write the Foreword for The Diabetic Pancreas. Although I have been involved in the study of the pancreas since 1921, my interest goes back even further to the time, in 1918, that my father's sister, a nurse who had trained at the Massachusetts General, develยญ oped diabetes, lost weight, and died in diabetic coma. This sad event made a deep impression on me and was certainly pardy responsible for my choosing to join the Department of Physiology of the University of Toronto to begin a career in research into diabetes. This is not the place to describe in detail the wide-ranging research and study of the diabetic pancreas in which I have engaged in the past 56 years. Suffice it to say that I am familiar enough with the subject area to be able to predict a great future for this book. The editors have undertaken a very ambitious and worthwhile project, and their efforts have been supported and strengthened by contributors who are respected authorities in their fields, thus ensuring a successful presentation of this major work


1 Historical Review -- 2 Comparative Morphology of Pancreatic Islets in Animals -- 3 Growth Pattern of Pancreatic Islets in Animals -- 4 Histology, Cell Types, and Functional Correlation of Islets of Langerhans -- 5 Quantitative Studies of the Islets of Nondiabetic Patients -- 6 Histochemistry and Electron Microscopy of Islets -- 7 Morphology of Membrane Systems in Pancreatic Islets -- 8 The Physiology of Insulin Release -- 9 Idiopathic Diabetes -- 10 Pathogenic Considerations of Idiopathic Diabetes -- 11 Hormonal Diabetes -- 12 Pancreatitis, Pancreatic Lithiasis, and Diabetes Mellitus -- 13 Cancer and Diabetes -- 14 Hemochromatosis and Diabetes -- 15 The Pathology of Juvenile Diabetes -- 16 The Islets of Infants of Diabetic Mothers -- 17 Spontaneous Diabetes in Animals -- 18 Chemically and Hormonally Induced Diabetes -- 19 Viral Diabetes -- 20 Effects of Sulfonylureas on the Pancreas -- 21 Islet Transplantation -- 22 Endocrine Tumors of the Pancreas

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