Diabetes Mellitus and Its Prevention *Read at the Indian Medical Congress, December 1894.

Abstract

ture of our Indian diseases ; but there is evidence to show from record that it was not absolutely unknown to the practitioners of the Hindu system of medicine. The ancients gave the name Diabetes or Bohumootra (Polyuria) to a group of symptoms, the most prominent being augmented secretion of urine, thirst, dry skin, gradual emaciation and loss of strength. For want of a sufficient knowledge of Chemistry the Indian physicians could not isolate true Diabetes from simple Polyuria, and in their honest attempt to differentiate the disease they have blended it with diverse urinary diseases characterised by general weakness of the Tbody. Diabetes was at one time considered to be a

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@inproceedings{Bahadur2016DiabetesMA, title={Diabetes Mellitus and Its Prevention *Read at the Indian Medical Congress, December 1894. }, author={Rai Koilas C. Bose Bahadur}, year={2016} }