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TitleDiabetes Its Medical and Cultural History [electronic resource] : Outlines โ{128}{148} Texts โ{128}{148} Bibliography / edited by Dietrich von Engelhardt
ImprintBerlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 1989
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Descript X, 493 p. 19 illus. online resource


Diabetes. Its Medical and Cultural History covers the history of scientific inquiry into this affliction from antiquity to the discovery of insulin (1921) with concurrent consideration of the history of the patient and the cultural historical background. The reprints of medical historical studies discuss general relationships as well as specific details and exceptional research achievements of the past. Included in the bibliography of primary sources are the most important historical contributions in diabetic research and diabetic therapy with the author's name and information on the place of publication. The bibliography of secondary literature consolidates international studies from the past century to the present on the history of the theory of diabetes and therapeutic approaches. Illustrations and literary texts document cultural historical relationships. In index of persons and items facilitates use of this work which is intended to provide a stimulus for the physician, medical historian, medical student, general historian as well as diabetics themselves


Historical Outlines -- Outlines of Historical Development -- Literary texts -- A Sad Fall -- The Song of Diabetes -- The Clever Diabetic -- Texts Relating to the History of Scientific Study -- General Development -- The History of Diabetes mellitus -- Diabetes, Sugar Consumption and Luxury Through the Ages. A Question Posed by History -- Antiquity -- Diabetes -- Synonyms for Diabetes in Antiquity and Their Etymology -- News, Notes and Queries. On the Term Diabetes in the Works of Aretaeus and Galen -- Aretaeus the Cappadocian. His Contribution to Diabetes Mellitus -- India and China -- Epistemological Fashions in Interpreting Disease. The Deleterious Effects of Western Terminology on the Application of the Scientific Tradition of Chinese Medicine (illustrated by the case of diabetes mellitus vs. sitis diffundens [shiao-kโ{128}{153}o]) -- The Urinary Flux of the Ancient Indians, Prameha (with Special Reference to the Carakasamhita) -- Renaissance โ{128}{148} 19th Century -- Paracelsus and the Sugar Disease -- The First Description of the Symptoms of Experimental Pancreatic Diabetes by the Swiss Johann Conrad Brunner (1653โ{128}{147}1727) -- John Rollo -- Clinical Investigator of Diabetes Mellitus anonymous -- Then and Now: 100 Years of Diabetes Mellitus -- On the Development of Anatomical Research on the Pancreas from Vesalius to Bichat. Part I: from Vesalius to Kerckring -- On the Development of Anatomical Research on the Pancreas from Vesalius to Bichat. Part II: from Borelli to Bichat -- From the History of Diabetes with Particular Reference to the Pancreas -- First Steps in Claude Bernardโ{128}{153}s Discovery of the Glycogenic Function of the Liver -- The Priority Dispute between Claude Bernard and Victor Hensen about the Discovery of Glycogen -- Paul Langerhans โ{128}{148} of Islets and Islands -- The Discovery of Pancreatic Diabetes. The Role of Oscar Minkowski -- Apollinaire Bouchardat 1806โ{128}{147}1886 -- The First Case of Diabetic Retinopathy (Eduard von Jaeger, Vienna 1853) -- The History of Traumatic Diabetes -- Insulin Precursors โ{128}{148} a Historical Sketch. The First Attempts at Treating Diabetes with Pancreatic Extracts -- Karl Petrรฉn. A Leader in Pre-Insulin Dietary Therapy of Diabetes -- Discovery of Insulin -- On the History of the Discovery of Insulin -- Problems of Priority in the Discovery of Insulin -- Right and Wrong Avenues of Exploration in German Insulin Research -- 50 Years of Insulin Treatment at the Vienna Hospital for Children โ{128}{148} the Fate of Diabetic Children from the First Insulin Era (1973) -- The Beginning of the Diabetic Association in England -- The Early History of the American Diabetes Association -- Bibliography of Primary Sources -- Bibliography of Secondary Literature

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