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The Discovery of Insulin (The Canada 150 Collection)The discovery of insulin at the University of Toronto in 1921-22 was one of the most dramatic events in the history of the treatment of disease. Insulin was a wonder-drug with ability to bring patients back from the very brink of death, and it was no surprise that in 1923 the Nobel Prize for Medicine was awarded to its discoverers, the Canadian research team of Banting, Best, Collip, and Macleod. In this engaging and award-winning account, historian Michael Bliss recounts the fascinating story b…

Breakthrough: Elizabeth Hughes, the Discovery of Insulin, and the Making of a Medical MiracleIt is 1919 and Elizabeth Hughes, the eleven-year-old daughter of America’s most-distinguished jurist and politician, Charles Evans Hughes, has been diagnosed with juvenile diabetes. It is essentially a death sentence. The only accepted form of treatment – starvation – whittles her down to forty-five pounds skin and bones. Miles away, Canadian researchers Frederick Banting and Charles Best manage to identify and purify insulin from animal pancreases – a miracle soon marred by scientific jea…

The Discovery of Insulin: Twenty-fifth Anniversary Edition 25 Anv Edition by Bliss, Michael [2007]It is 1919 and Elizabeth Hughes, the eleven-year-old daughter of America’s most-distinguished jurist and politician, Charles Evans Hughes, has been diagnosed with juvenile diabetes. It is essentially a death sentence. The only accepted form of treatment – starvation – whittles her down to forty-five pounds skin and bones. Miles away, Canadian researchers Frederick Banting and Charles Best manage to identify and purify insulin from animal pancreases – a miracle soon marred by scientific jea…

The Discovery of Insulin by Bliss Michael (1984-10-15) PaperbackIt is 1919 and Elizabeth Hughes, the eleven-year-old daughter of America’s most-distinguished jurist and politician, Charles Evans Hughes, has been diagnosed with juvenile diabetes. It is essentially a death sentence. The only accepted form of treatment – starvation – whittles her down to forty-five pounds skin and bones. Miles away, Canadian researchers Frederick Banting and Charles Best manage to identify and purify insulin from animal pancreases – a miracle soon marred by scientific jea…

The Fight to Survive: A Young Girl, Diabetes, and the Discovery of Insulin In 1919, when 11-year-old Elizabeth Evan Hughes was first diagnosed with what we now know is Type 1 or juvenile diabetes, the medical community considered it a death sentence. In The Fight to Survive, Caroline Cox weaves the heart-wrenching story of Hughes’ role in a medical discovery that stopped the disease in its tracks—only weeks before her imminent death. The only account of one of the very first patients to be successfully treated with insulin for juvenile diabetes, this b…

The Discovery of Insulin by Michael Bliss (2000-02-14) In 1919, when 11-year-old Elizabeth Evan Hughes was first diagnosed with what we now know is Type 1 or juvenile diabetes, the medical community considered it a death sentence. In The Fight to Survive, Caroline Cox weaves the heart-wrenching story of Hughes’ role in a medical discovery that stopped the disease in its tracks—only weeks before her imminent death. The only account of one of the very first patients to be successfully treated with insulin for juvenile diabetes, this b…

Frederick Banting and the Discovery of Insulin (Unlocking the Secrets of Science)Frederick Banting and the Discovery of Insulin is part of the series, Unlocking the Secrets of Science. This series profiles the achievers of the 20th century in the fields of science, medicine, and technology. Written especially for young adult readers, the series helps place each significant invention, discovery, or development in historical perspective while exploring the life of the person responsible for each breakthrough. No science fiction story even approximates the mystery and suspense …

The Story of the Discovery of Insulin: The Young Doctors CollectionWould you like to know how germs were discovered? Who found the first antibiotic? Who first described blood circulation? How scientists discovered DNA, and insulin, etc…? If you are curious, then read this series. These are some of the stories about the most important medical discoveries ever made, which have saved millions and millions of lives. These extraordinary discoveries are not a simple matter of luck or talent; they are the results of tenacious hard work and never-ending curiosity. Li…