Diabetes Its Medical and Cultural History

Outlines — Texts — Bibliography

  • Dietrich von Engelhardt

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. Historical Outlines

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Dietrich von Engelhardt
      Pages 3-12
  3. Literary texts

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
    2. Angus Wilson
      Pages 15-26
    3. Cecil Striker
      Pages 27-33
    4. Wilhelm Jaenecke
      Pages 34-36
  4. Texts Relating to the History of Scientific Study

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 37-40
    2. General Development

      1. Hans Schadewaldt
        Pages 43-100
    3. Antiquity

      1. Karl Kalbfleisch
        Pages 109-111
      2. Folke Henschen
        Pages 120-124
      3. Eugene J. Leopold
        Pages 125-140
    4. India and China

      1. Manfred Porkert
        Pages 143-159
      2. Reinhold F. G. Müller
        Pages 160-197
    5. Renaissance — 19th Century

      1. Hans Schadewaldt
        Pages 201-208
      2. Alexander Marble
        Pages 229-234
      3. Horst, Joseph Schumacher
        Pages 238-265
      4. Hans-Michael Dittrich, Herwig Hahn von Dorsche
        Pages 266-279
      5. Hans-Michael Dittrich, Herwig Hahn von Dorsche
        Pages 280-294
      6. Günther Wolff
        Pages 336-349
      7. Bernardo Alberto Houssay
        Pages 350-358
      8. Elliott P. Joslin
        Pages 359-362
      9. Franz Fischer
        Pages 363-369
      10. Viggo Thomsen
        Pages 370-396
      11. Karl Heinz Leickert
        Pages 397-404
    6. Discovery of Insulin

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 463-493

About this book


Diabetes. Its Medical and Cultural History covers the history of scientific inquiry into this affliction from antiquity to the discovery of insulin (1921) with concurrent consideration of the history of the patient and the cultural historical background. The reprints of medical historical studies discuss general relationships as well as specific details and exceptional research achievements of the past. Included in the bibliography of primary sources are the most important historical contributions in diabetic research and diabetic therapy with the author's name and information on the place of publication. The bibliography of secondary literature consolidates international studies from the past century to the present on the history of the theory of diabetes and therapeutic approaches. Illustrations and literary texts document cultural historical relationships. In index of persons and items facilitates use of this work which is intended to provide a stimulus for the physician, medical historian, medical student, general historian as well as diabetics themselves.


Diabetes Diabetesforschung Diabetesgeschichte Entdeckung des Insulins Insulin Theorien des Diabetes

Editors and affiliations

  • Dietrich von Engelhardt
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für Medizin-und WissenschaftsgeschichteMedizinische Universität zu LübeckLübeckGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Berlin Heidelberg 1989
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-48366-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-48364-6
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