50 Years Ago in The Journal of Pediatrics


Goldstein DE, Drash A, Gibbs J, Blizzard RM. Diabetes mellitus: the incidence of circulating antibodies against thyroid, gastric, and adrenal tissue. J Pediatr 1970;77:304-6.

In 1910, Dr John Parkinson (later to describe Wolff-Parkinson–White syndrome) reported the first case of diabetes mellitus coexisting with another autoimmune condition. He diagnosed a 49-year-old man with pernicious anemia who died months later of diabetes.

A case of pernicious anemia terminating in acute diabetes.