How or why Charles F. Bolduan first became interested in diabetes I have never found out. He began his active work in this field while he was Director of the Bureau of Health Education of the Department of Health of the City of New York. In this capacity, he was editor of the Quarterly Bulletin published by the Health Department and in its pages he frequently presented information regarding diabetes. Then in 1930 he arranged to have a communication submitted by the Health Department to the New York Academy of Medicine. He stated that at that time there were about 2,000 diabetes deaths registered annually in the city of New York, that the diabetes death rate was about 50 per cent higher than it had been 20 years previously and that these facts called for some remedial effort.

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