This book represents one of the noblest traditions in medicine, the teaching of clinical truths gained by a dedicated physician over a lifetime of scholarship and experience. Completed just a few months before O. Charles Olson's death in 1987 and published just one year later, his text is an exemplary legacy of his contribution to the profession. Throughout the book one senses the personality of the author, his warmth and good judgment, his sense of humor in many of life's perplexing situations, and his devotion to extending the length and quality of life of his diabetic patients. In this sense it is an inspiration to all physicians, young and old.
The volume is intended to be intensely practical, a desk reference that spells out the steps in management of the diabetic patient in the entire spectrum of clinical settings. It is meant to provide the counsel and advice of the