The Discovery of Insulin / Edition 2

The Discovery of Insulin / Edition 2

by Michael Bliss
     
 

ISBN-10: 0226058999

ISBN-13: 9780226058993

Pub. Date: 04/15/2007

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

When insulin was discovered in the early 1920s, even jaded professionals marveled at how it brought starved, sometimes comatose diabetics back to life. In the twenty-fifth-anniversary edition of a classic, Michael Bliss unearths scientists' memoirs and confidential appraisals of insulin by members of the Nobel Committee. He also resolves a longstanding controversy…  See more details below

Overview

When insulin was discovered in the early 1920s, even jaded professionals marveled at how it brought starved, sometimes comatose diabetics back to life. In the twenty-fifth-anniversary edition of a classic, Michael Bliss unearths scientists' memoirs and confidential appraisals of insulin by members of the Nobel Committee. He also resolves a longstanding controversy about scientific collaboration at its most fractious and fascinating: who ultimately deserves credit for the discovery? Bliss's life-and-death saga illuminates one of the most important break throughs in the history of medicine.

About the Author:
Michael Bliss is University Professor Emeritus at the University of Toronto

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226058993
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
04/15/2007
Edition description:
Anniversar
Pages:
308
Sales rank:
440,190
Product dimensions:
8.96(w) x 5.84(h) x 0.67(d)

Table of Contents


Preface, 2007     7
Introduction: What Happened at Toronto?     11
A Long Prelude     20
Banting's Idea     45
The Summer of 1921     59
"A Mysterious Something"     84
Triumph     104
"Unspeakably Wonderful"     129
Resurrection     154
Who Discovered Insulin?     189
Honouring the Prophets     212
A Continuing Epilogue     234
Notes     249
Sources     283
Index     299

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