Paper $30.00 ISBN: 9780226058993 Published May 2007 For sale in USA only
E-book $7.00 to $30.00 About E-books ISBN: 9780226075631 Published February 2013 For sale in USA only

The Discovery of Insulin

Twenty-fifth Anniversary Edition

Michael Bliss

Michael Bliss

With a New Preface by Michael Bliss
310 pages | 34 halftones | 6 x 9 | © 2007
Paper $30.00 ISBN: 9780226058993 Published May 2007 For sale in USA only
E-book $7.00 to $30.00 About E-books ISBN: 9780226075631 Published February 2013 For sale in USA only

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 In this now-classic study, Michael Bliss unearths a wealth of material, ranging from scientists’ unpublished memoirs to the confidential appraisals of insulin by members of the Nobel Committee.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

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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