Mr Adamo, a famous artist as well as a recognized diabetic for a few months caused by his "habitual abuse of flour" was cured with Cantani's meat diet. Cantani jokes "MA is doing very well, and will continue thus, if he no longer abuses the flour: we hope for the sake of Italian art"
November 22, 1870
Diabetes Mellitus and its dietetic treatment
OBSERVATION XII. Mr. Adamo A., famous artist of the Italian theater, suffering for a long time from thirst, polyuria and general weakness, recognized diabetic for a few months: unknown causes apart from the habitual abuse of flour. He presented 65 gr. of sugar per liter of urine, and the specific gravity of 1030, when, 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. On April 22, 1872, he was submitted to my treatment by M. Finizio, pharmacist of Naples. On May 25, the urine weighed 1013: they were free of sugar, and have remained such until this day (September 1874): MA is doing very well, and will continue thus, if he no longer abuses the flour: we hope for the sake of Italian art.