Tag Archives: history

Storing insulin

Anyone who has read an account of Banting and Best’s discovery of insulin will know that they worked their guts out to come up with a cure for us diabetic hoards. Many dogs gave their lives for diabetic research – having their pancreases ligated allowing their pancreases to atrophy – leading to their untimely and… Read More »

The pissing evile

I’m currently reading Michael Bliss’s excellent book “The Discovery of Insulin” (a full review coming soon, book fans!) which is a genuinely fascinating and sometimes thrilling account of insulin’s discovery and its path to mass-production. As someone with Type One it’s been very interesting and occasionally thoughtful look at the major breakthrough insulin undoubtedly was.… Read More »