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Allen, Frederick Madison

Born: 1879 AD
Died: 1964 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Physicians

1879 – Born in Chicago, New York. American physician.

         – Allen’s law. A law devised before the advent of insulin on the basis of animal experiments concerning the body’s utilization of sugar.

1910 – Frederick Madison Allen and Elliot P. Joslin emerge as the two leading diabetes specialists in the United States.

1913 – Wrote, Studies Concerning Glycosuria and Diabetes. The book encourages scientists and doctors to develop therapies for diabetic patients.

1914 – Allen introduces his Starvation Diet for diabetes patients. Patients were starved until the sugar disappeared from their urine and then put on a diet of about 1,000 calories per day.

1919 – He wrote Total Dietary Regulation in the Treatment of Diabetes.

         – Became the director of diabetes research at the Rockefeller Institute.

         – Allen established the Physiatric Institute in New Jersey.