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Discovery of Insulin

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ISBN-10: 0226058999

ISBN-13: 9780226058993

Edition: 25th 2007

Authors: Michael Bliss

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 In this now-classic study, Michael Bliss unearths a wealth of material, ranging from scientists' unpublished memoirs to the confidential appraisals of insulin by members of the Nobel Committee.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

Edition: 25th
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 5/15/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 310
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Preface, 2007
Introduction: What Happened at Toronto?
A Long Prelude
Banting's Idea
The Summer of 1921
"A Mysterious Something"
"Unspeakably Wonderful"
Who Discovered Insulin?
Honouring the Prophets
A Continuing Epilogue