Breakthrough Elizabeth Hughes, the Discovery of Insulin, and the Making of a Medical Miracle

ISBN-10: 0312648707
ISBN-13: 9780312648701
Edition: 2010
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List price: $28.99
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 8/31/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 320
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

It is 1919 and Elizabeth Hughes, the eleven-year-old daughter of Americars"s most-distinguished jurist and politician, Charles Evans Hughes, has been diagnosed with juvenile diabetes. It is essentially a death sentence. The only accepted form of treatment ' starvation ' whittles her down to forty-five pounds skin and bones. Miles away, Canadian researchers Frederick Banting and Charles Best manage to identify and purify insulin from animal pancreases ' a miracle soon marred by scientific jealousy, intense business competition and fistfights. In a race against time and a ravaging disease, Elizabeth becomes one of the first diabetics to receive insulin injections ' all while its discoverers and a little known pharmaceutical company struggle to make it available to the rest of the world.Relive the heartwarming true story of the discovery of insulin as itrs"s never been told before. Written with authentic detail and suspense, and featuring walk-ons by William Howard Taft, Woodrow Wilson, and Eli Lilly himself, among many others.

Preface
Prologue
Christ Church Cranbrook, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, 1981
Fifth Avenue, New York City, April 1919
The Breakfast Room of the Home of Charles Evans Hughes, New York City, April 1919
The Library of the Home of Charles Evans Hughes, New York City, April 1919
New York City, April 1919, Later That Afternoon
Toronto, Canada, and Cambrai, France, 1917-1918
War, Peace, and Politics, 1914-1918
Glens Falls, New York, April 1920
The Idea of the Physiatric Institute, May 1920
Banting's House in London, Ontario, October 30-31, 1920
Toronto or Bust, October 1920 to April 1921
Presidential Politics, 1916 and 1920
The Physiatric Institute, Morristown, New Jersey, 1921
The University of Toronto, Summer 1921
Washington, D.C., and Bolton, New York, March to September 1921
The Washington Conference, November 12, 1921, to February 6, 1922
The Physiatric Institute, Morristown, New Jersey, November 1921
The University of Toronto, September to December 1921
The Crossroads of America, Indianapolis, Indiana, 1919-1921
The American Physiological Society Meeting, New Haven, Connecticut, December 28-30, 1921
Success and Failure, The University of Toronto, January 1922
Failure and Success, The University of Toronto, February to April 1922
Honeymoon Cottage, Hamilton, Bermuda, January to July 1922
Patents, Partnership, and Pancreases, Indianapolis and Toronto, April to August 1922
Fame and Famine, Summer 1922
Four Trunks, Washington, D.C., August 1922
Escape from Morristown, August 1922
The Transformation Begins, Toronto, August to November 1922
Crossing the Line Aboard the SS Pan America, August to September 1922
Fate, Fortune, and Forgetting, September to December 1922
The Nobel Prize and Beyond
The Emergence of Elizabeth Gossett
Postscript: Diabetes and Insulin Today
Notes and Sources
Endnotes
Bibliography
Acknowledgments
Index

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