Re: Old Disease Names Frequently Found on Death Certificates: What Would They be Called Today? #names #general


"Mellitus" means sweet, to distinguish this ordinary diabetes from the less-familiar diabetes insipidus, meaning "bland", a completely different condition which still exists but is not much known to the general public. All the two have in common is frequent urination. Tasting the urine to tell them apart has gone out of fashion.

Robert Roth MD
Kingston, NY

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