The Surgical Management of the Diabetic Foot and Ankle

The Surgical Management of The Diabetic Foot and Ankle 2016-1

Dolfi Herscovici, Jr.


According to the National Center for Health Statistics , in 1900 the life expectancy in the United States approached 47 years. Of the ten most common causes leading to death in 1900, six were due to infectious diseases with strokes, accidents, cancer, and senility contributing to the final four reasons that someone died. By 1949, the life expectancy had increased to 68 years, and diabetes mellitus was identified as the tenth most common cause leading to death.

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