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November 10, 1870

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Angelo, an architect in Palma, Italy, was diabetic for four years having "abused flour and fruit" but was cured by the meat diet of Dr Primavera and Dr Cantani

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Diabetes mellitus and its dietetic treatment

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Carbotoxicity
Facultative Carnivore

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OBSERVATION XI. - Mr. Angelo n., Architect in Palma (near Nola), 47 years old, diabetic for about four years. He abused flour and fruit. Three years ago, he had an apoplexy with right hemiplegia: his right arm remained weak: for two years the voice has been extinguished, by paralysis of the glottic muscles. On November 10, 1870, Primavera's analysis showed: 6 liters of urine per day: specific weight 1035: 900 gr. of sugar per twenty-four hours. Submitted to my cure by Primavera himself, from November 22, the urine had come down to 1 liter in. about, specific gravity 1022, no trace of sugar. The patient weighed 66 kilog., On January 31 he weighed 71 kilog. This soft man. rut more than a year after being cured of diabetes, stroke: although he had resumed mixed feeding for a long time, his urine had remained free of sugar: their weight at 1016-1018 .

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