Fred & Marjorie: A Doctor, a Dog, and the Discovery of Insulin

Category: Book
By (author): Kerbel, Deborah
Illustrated By: Poon, Angela
Series: Fred And Marjorie
Subject:  YOUNG ADULT FICTION / General
  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Comics & Graphic Novels / Biography
  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Science & Nature / Experiments & Projects
  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Science & Nature / General (see also headings under Animals
Audience: young adult
Awards: A Junior Library Guild selection (2021) Commended
Publisher: Owlkids Books
Published: August 2021
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 56
Size: 10.00in x 6.75in
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$ 19.95
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From The Publisher*A graphic novel that tells the true story of the life-saving discovery of insulin
In 1921, Frederick Banting was a young doctor with an idea: could the mysterious secretions of the pancreas be used to treat diabetes? We now call this substance insulin, and its life-saving discovery was an impactful milestone in medical science.
Banting and his assistant, Charles Best, worked together in a small lab to test the theory with street dogs. Banting formed a special bond with one of his test dogs and gave her a name: Marjorie. After Marjorie responded well to insulin treatments, the treatments went on to be used for humans with diabetes-and the results were deemed practically miraculous.
A real-life scientific milestone told in an innovative graphic novel format, the book also thoughtfully discusses the use of animals for medical research, including back matter on the subject and further information about diabetes.
From The Publisher*A graphic novel that tells the true story of the life-saving discovery of insulin