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Due to constant abuse of mealy crops, Cantani's 9th patient, Mr. Leopolod Lam was fat, and thus needed to go on the rigorous treatment of the meat diet which helped resolve his eyesight which had also clouded over with cataracts.

Diabetes Mellitus and its dietetic treatment

OBSERVATION IX. - Mr. Leopoldo Lam ... of fat constitution, 60 years old, owner in Naples; constant abuse of mealy crops. Patient for more than two years, cataract for a month, eliminating 6 liters of urine, containing 730 gr. of sugar, and of the specific weight of 1037, with some traces of albumin, according to the analysis of Primavera of December 9, 1870. Subjected to the rigorous treatment, meat diet and lactic acid, he experienced from the first twenty-four hours , an extraordinary improvement: after three days, the polyuria and glycosuria had disappeared. On January 4, the patient noticed an improvement in his eyesight: he resumed eating bread and even sweets, without relapse. On January 18, 1871, the urine weight was 1011: the healing was maintained complete. The patient remained in good health for a few months, then died from acute intercurrent lobar pneumonia.

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