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The Discovery of Insulin

The Discovery of Insulin( )
Author: Bliss, Michael
Publication Date:Oct 1984
Publisher:University of Chicago Press
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $22.00
Book Description:

In a brilliant, definitive history of one of the most significant and controversial medical events of modern times, award-winning historian Michael Bliss brings to light a bizarre clash of scientific personalities. When F. G. Banting and J. J. R. Macleod won the 1923 Nobel Prize for discovering and isolating insulin, Banting immediately announced that he was dividing his share of the prize with his young associate, C. H. Best. Macleod divided his share with a fourth member of the...
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Detailed Subjects: Medical / Endocrinology & Metabolism
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):7.5 x 7.25 x 0.69 Inches
Book Weight:0.942 Pounds
Author Biography
Bliss, Michael (Author)
John William Michael Bliss was born in Leamington, Ontario, Canada on January 18, 1941. He graduated from the University of Toronto. He taught at the University of Toronto from 1968 until 2006. He was a historian of Canadian business and politics as well as medicine. He wrote 14 books during his lifetime including A Canadian Millionaire, The Discovery of Insulin, Banting: A Biography, William Osler: A Life in Medicine, and Harvey Cushing: A Life in Surgery. He was inducted into the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame in 2016. He died from complications of vasculitis, an inflammatory blood vessel disease, on May 18, 2017 at the age of 76.


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