The Discovery of Insulin / Edition 2

The Discovery of Insulin / Edition 2

by Michael Bliss
     
 

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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 In this now-classic study, Michael Bliss unearths a wealth of material, ranging from scientists’ unpublished memoirs to the confidential appraisals of insulin by members of the Nobel Committee. He also

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When insulin was discovered in the early 1920s, even jaded professionals marveled at how it brought starved, sometimes comatose diabetics back to life. In this now-classic study, Michael Bliss unearths a wealth of material, ranging from scientists’ unpublished memoirs to the confidential appraisals of insulin by members of the Nobel Committee. He also resolves a longstanding controversy dating to the awarding of the Nobel to F. G. Banting and J. J. R. Macleod for their work on insulin: because each insisted on sharing the credit with an additional associate, medical opinion was intensely divided over the allotment of credit for the discovery. Bliss also offers a wealth of new detail on such subjects as the treatment of diabetes before insulin and the life-and-death struggle to manufacture it.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226058993
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
04/15/2007
Edition description:
Anniversar
Pages:
308
Sales rank:
558,162
Product dimensions:
8.96(w) x 5.84(h) x 0.67(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction: What Happened at Toronto?
1. A Long Parade
2. Banting's Idea
3. The Summer of 1921
4. "A Mysterious Something"
5. Triumph
6. "Unspeakably Wonderful"
7. Resurrection
8. Who Discovered Insulin?
9. Honouring the Prophets
10. A Continuing Epilogue
Notes
Sources
Index

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