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Fatal thirst : diabetes in Britain until insulin / by Elizabeth Lane Furdell.
- Furdell, Elizabeth Lane.
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Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2009.
xii, 194 pages ; 25 cm.
Introduction : the "biography" of a disease and its sufferers -- The early history of diabetes from classical times to the Renaissance : diagnoses and descriptions -- Renaissance diabetics and their doctors : changing treatments for revolutionary times -- Early modern medicine in print and diabetes : published advice and imagery -- Diabetes and seventeenth-century medical controversy -- Reconstructing diabetic life in early modern England -- Diabetic specialists and their patients in the long nineteenth century : competition for a cure -- After insulin : the lingering effects of an incurable disease.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -190) and index.