History of diabetes mellitus.

@article{Ahmed2002HistoryOD,
  title={History of diabetes mellitus.},
  author={Awad Ali Mohamed Ahmed},
  journal={Saudi medical journal},
  year={2002},
  volume={23 4},
  pages={373-8}
}
Clinical features similar to diabetes mellitus were described 3000 years ago by the ancient Egyptians. The term "diabetes" was first coined by Araetus of Cappodocia (81-133AD). Later, the word mellitus (honey sweet) was added by Thomas Willis (Britain) in 1675 after rediscovering the sweetness of urine and blood of patients (first noticed by the ancient Indians). It was only in 1776 that Dobson (Britain) firstly confirmed the presence of excess sugar in urine and blood as a cause of their… CONTINUE READING
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