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By Prof. Dr. phil. Dietrich von Engelhardt (auth.), Prof. Dr. phil. Dietrich von Engelhardt (eds.)

Diabetes. Its clinical and Cultural History covers the background of medical inquiry into this ailment from antiquity to the invention of insulin (1921) with concurrent attention of the historical past of the sufferer and the cultural ancient heritage. The reprints of scientific ancient experiences talk about common relationships in addition to particular information and unheard of study achievements of the prior. integrated within the bibliography of fundamental resources are crucial ancient contributions in diabetic learn and diabetic remedy with the author's identify and data at the position of e-book. The bibliography of secondary literature consolidates overseas reviews from the earlier century to the current at the heritage of the speculation of diabetes and healing ways. Illustrations and literary texts record cultural historic relationships. In index of people and goods enables use of this paintings that's meant to supply a stimulus for the doctor, scientific historian, scientific pupil, normal historian in addition to diabetics themselves.

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Diabetes notha" exhibited the symptoms typical of sweet polyuria, whereas these were absent in "diabtes vera" (ZANDER, p. ). The differentiation between true and false diabetes was also made in 1711 by MICHAEL BERNHARD VALENTINI (1657-1729) (VEITH). Another factor that undoubtedly led to further differentiation, apart from the detection of a sweet honey-like flavor in the case of some diabetics, was the classification of illnesses compiled in 1783 by FRAN<;::OIS BOISSIER DE SAUVAGES (1706-1767) - on the lines of CARL VON LINNE'S (1707-1778) classification of plants - in which he listed 7 kinds of diabetes.

However, the fatal outcome could not be prevented (SCHADEWALDT, 1964). We have already mentioned that MORGAGNI paid little attention to the pancreas and does not seem to have carried out a single dissection on a diabetic. In 1854, almost 100 years later, RUDOLF VIRCHOW (1821-1902) triggered off a renewed interest in the gland among anatomists and pathologists. He asserted broadly: " ... so it is reasonable to assume that the pancreas prepares certain substances for the liver and that this gland secretes not only outwardly but also inwardly into the blood ...

P aul Laugerhaua .. ,.. L o. "_, J>4 '"". t. BERLIli. @ Title page: Paul Langerhans: Conti but ions on the microscopic anatomy of the pancreas, Thesis, Berlin 1869 ® Paul Langerhans (1847-1888), Photograph, about 1880 ® Claude Bernard: Bernard's (diabetic) puncture, 1850 @ Appollinaire Bouchardat (1806-1886), Drawing, 19th century ® Adolf KuBmaul (1822-1902), Photograph, about 1900 @ Michel Eugene Chevreuil (1786-1889), Engraving, A, Tardieu, 1825 I " ", ® ® Georg Ludwig Zuelzer (1870-1949), Photograph Frederick Grant Banting (1891-1941) (right) together with Herbert Charles Best (left) and the dog Marjorie, Photograph, about 1920 @ Carl Harko von Noorden (1858-1944), Photograph @ Joseph von Mering (1849-1908), Photograph , about 1900 ® Oscar Minkowski (1858-1931), Photograph ® Gustave-Euduard Laguesse (1861-1927), Photograph Texts Relating to the History of Scientific Study Some exemplary texts have been selected from the literature of scientific history dealing with overall development, and others covering limited epoches and specific aspects.

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