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The Philatelic History of Diabetes : In Search of a Cure Paperback – June 20, 2001

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A thousand years before Hippocrates, doctors in ancient Egypt treated diabetes with beer swill, cucumber flowers, and water from the bird pond. Today the cure is almost within reach, and this exciting book unfolds the story, one stamp at a time, of just how far we've come. The Philatelic History of Diabetes: In Search of a Cure is an exciting chronicle of experimental research, therapeutic advances, and hope for a cure. Covering 3,500 years of history, it includes photos of fascinating stamps from around the world.

With more than 40 internationally issued postage stamps beautifully displayed and identified by country and date of issue, this book groups commemorative stamps into five evolutionary phrases that illustrate how diabetes has been viewed throughout history. A must-have book for lovers of stamps as well as those concerned with finding a cure for this disease.

Travel around the world. Back in time. And into a fascinating medical detective story that--with your help--could end with a cure. Thanks to the generosity of Lee J. Sanders, DPM, all royalties from the sale of this book go to the American Diabetes Association Research Foundation.

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A thousand years before Hippocrates, doctors in ancient Egypt treated diabetes with beer swill, cucumber flowers, and water from the bird pond. Today the cure is almost within reach, and this exciting book unfolds the story, one stamp at a time, of just how far we've come. The Philatelic History of Diabetes: In Search of a Cure is an exciting chronicle of experimental research, therapeutic advances, and hope for a cure. Covering 3,500 years of history, it includes photos of fascinating stamps from around the world.

With more than 40 internationally issued postage stamps beautifully displayed and identified by country and date of issue, this book groups commemorative stamps into five evolutionary phrases that illustrate how diabetes has been viewed throughout history. A must-have book for lovers of stamps as well as those concerned with finding a cure for this disease.

Travel around the world. Back in time. And into a fascinating medical detective story that--with your help--could end with a cure. Thanks to the generosity of Lee J. Sanders, DPM, all royalties from the sale of this book go to the American Diabetes Association Research Foundation.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 96 pages
  • Publisher: American Diabetes Association; 1 edition (June 20, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1580400841
  • ISBN-13: 978-1580400848
  • Product Dimensions: 5.9 x 0.4 x 8.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,923,833 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By A Customer on September 3, 2001
Format: Paperback
This book by Dr. Lee J Sanders tells about the history of diabetes. The story is wonderful and the stamps are beautiful. The book gives you the history of the different periods in time of diabetes. It is a must have book
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