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The Discovery of Insulin: Twenty-fifth Anniversary Edition

Bliss, Michael

Editore: University Of Chicago Press, 2007
ISBN 10: 0226058999 / ISBN 13: 9780226058993
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Titolo: The Discovery of Insulin: Twenty-fifth ...

Casa editrice: University Of Chicago Press

Data di pubblicazione: 2007

Legatura: Soft cover

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Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: 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. Codice inventario libreria ABE_book_new_0226058999

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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 unpublished memoirs to the confidential appraisals of insulin by members of the Nobel Committee.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.


Michael Bliss is University Professor Emeritus at the University of Toronto, a recipient of the Order of Canada, and an honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. He is the award-winning author of many books, including William Osler: A Life in Medicine and Harvey Cushing: A Life in Surgery.

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