MAY 23rd. 1925
Issued by the Oklahoma County Medical Ass'n
at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Scientific and Business Meetings are held the
2nd and 4th Saturday Evenings, at the
Chamber of Commerce Rooms at 8 P. M.
MAY 23rd, 1925
1. The Diagnosis of Exophthalmic Goiter.
DR. R. M. HOWARD.
Discussion opened by DR. LEA RIELY.
DR. A. L. SALOMON.
Discussion opened by DR. Wm. TAYLOR.
In October, 1924, Dr. Elliott P. Joslin
of Boston, discussing diabetes before the
Kansas City Clinical Society, spoke in
part as follows:
"A Jewish junk dealer, having earned
a modest fortune by hard muscular work,
changes his business, stops loading junk,
starts growing fat and soon developes
diabetes. What a pathetic outcome of
the industry of a toiler! How different
the result from that contemplated! A
short and slender healthy girl weighed
92 pounds at her marriage, gained little
with her four babies until 45 years old
when she, too, began to "stouten up",
adding 80 per cent to her weight and now
the children have a diabetic mother. A
civil engineer is promoted from active
work in the field to brain work in the
office. Exercise ends, obesity begins
and diabetes promptly supervenes. One
more example. A sturdy youth accustomed in his daily task to a walk of ten
miles or more, cuts his big toe with an
axe, convalescences in his chair with a
:andy box at his side and another dia-