The Discovery of Insulin: Special Centenary Edition

Category: Book
By (author): Bliss, Michael
Foreword By: Li, Alison
Subject:  BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Medical
  HEALTH & FITNESS / Diseases / Diabetes
  HISTORY / Canada / General
  MEDICAL / History
Audience: college/higher education
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
Published: September 2021
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 9.00in x 6.00in x 1.00in
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From The Publisher*

The discovery of insulin at the University of Toronto in 1921–2 was one of the most dramatic events in the history of the treatment of disease. Insulin, discovered by the Canadian research team of Frederick Banting, Charles Best, James Collip, and John Macleod, was a wonder drug with the ability to bring diabetes patients back from the brink of death. It was no surprise that in 1923 the Nobel Prize for Medicine was awarded for its discovery.

In this engaging and award-winning account, historian Michael Bliss draws on archival records and personal adventures to recount the fascinating story behind the discovery of insulin- a story as much filled with fiery confrontation and intense competition as medical dedication and scientific genius.

With a new preface by Michael Bliss and a foreword by Alison Li, the special centenary edition of The Discovery of Insulin honours the one hundredth anniversary of insulin's discovery and its continued significance a century later.

From The Publisher*

This special centenary edition of The Discovery of Insulin celebrates a path-breaking medical discovery that has changed lives around the world.

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"The definitive history ... well written, highly readable."

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"The Discovery of Insulin deserves a place on the bookshelf alongside such eye-openers as James Watson's The Double Helix."

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"Scrupulously researched and compellingly readable ... I wholeheartedly recommend it to anyone with an interest in diabetes, medical history, or medical scandal and gossip."