A fatty condition of the blood has repeatedly been observed post-mortem in cases of diabetes mellitus. Less frequently, however, has the observation been made during life, and the probability that lipemia is a more common occurrence during the course of a case of diabetes than is generally supposed has led me to report the following case:
G. K., a male, aged 31 years, a brakeman by occupation, was admitted to Dr. Osler's service in the Johns Hopkins Hospital, April 10, 1899, complaining of aching pain in the back and legs, and loss of strength.
—Unimportant, with the exception that a sister and maternal uncle died of tuberculosis. No family history of diabetes.
—The patient had whooping-cough and measles when a child and scarlet fever when 8 years of age. He states that he has had malaria every spring and fall for the past ten years. The