A hundred years ago. The tragedy of glycosuria. Practitioner 2015;259 (1785):36

The tragedy of glycosuria

24 Sep 2015Registered users

A YOUNG woman, pale, thin, and tired, walked into my consulting room, and sat heavily down in the chair opposite me. There, her cheeks hollowed, her chin sharp and pointed, her body thin, and her aspect haunted, she confronted me. Occasionally, she passed her tongue between her lips to moisten them, as if she felt them dry and uncomfortable. There was a slight flush on the prominences of both cheeks, and she looked like an animal which had nearly been starved, and which licked its lips in anticipation of a meal....

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