PAVY, Frederick William. 21189



Autograph Letter Signed, to Sir Edward Sieveking, about Aleuronat [a substitute for ordinary flour in preparing bread for diabetics], discussing its properties and its use in Germany. 3 pp. 7 x 4 inches, in good condition. 35 Grosvenor Street, 4 December 1896. Frederick William Pavy (1829 – 1911), physician and physiologist and the discoverer of Pavy’s disease, a cyclic or recurrent physiologic albuminuria. He was a leading expert in diabetes, and spent almost 20 years trying to disprove Claude Bernard’s theory of the glycogen-glucose metabolic cycle. His 1862 paper “Researches on the Nature and Treatment of Diabetes” was, for many years, the definitive guide to the condition.