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Jects as the treatment of diabetes before insulin and the life and death struggle to manufacture itBliss;s excellent account of the insulin story is a rare dissection of the anatomy of scientific discovery and serves as a model of how rigorous historical method can correct the myths and legends sometimes perpetrated in the scientific literatu. I should have written this review a while ago but I didn t and the review will suffer for it I don t think my fascination with this book is completely related to my son s having diabetes Maybe I m fooling myself It s simply amazing how the discovery of insulin came about simply amazing that it came about at all given how this story played out It was the most exciting nonfiction book I ve read in uite some time

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When insulin was discovered in the early 1920s even jaded professionals marveled at how it brought starved sometimes comatose diabetics back to life In this now classic study Michael Bliss unearths a wealth of material ranging from scientists unpublished memoirs to the confidential appraisals of insulin by members of the Nobel Committee He al. The Discovery of Insulin by Michael Bliss has to be considered the definitive word on the trials and tribulations on how insulin was discoveredI d say even this day if you ask most folks who won the Nobel prize for the discovery of insulin I believe that the most common answer still is Banting and Best not Banting and Mccleod Never mind even knowing who Collip wasThe book edition I read was the 2007 updating of The Discovery of Insulin where Dr Bliss not only answers his first edition critics but also expands and discusses ever so briefly what s new in diabetes researchI wouldn t categorize this book as an easy read but it is a highly fascinating account of the ideas behind insulin research and just how devastating the disease was before the discovery of insulinGiven the fist fights decent misunderstandings glory hogging research mistakes and just plain meanness of some of the participants it amazes

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So resolves a longstanding controversy dating to the awarding of the Nobel to F G Banting and J J R Macleod for their work on insulin because each insisted on sharing the credit with an additional associate medical opinion was intensely divided over the allotment of credit for the discovery Bliss also offers a wealth of new detail on such sub. Although I ve said this before I ll say it again I read the original article by Nicolae Paulescu and I can say with certainty that he is the discoverer of insulin I do not know how many actually bothered to compare the articles of Paulescu and Banting s but I did it Not to mention the date of publication of the two articles Thus it is a fully European discovery I have spoken with many people in the field of diabetology and all of them consider that 1 Paulescu and 2 Collip should have been awarded the Nobel or Paulescu alone Because of this colossal error the Nobel awards are no longer given so rapidly As a canadian M Bliss is obliged to support the imposters Banting and Best and to deflect the scandal inside the canadian team Michael Bliss must not distort the history of medicine Those who do not believe me can read the article by Paulescu which has been published prior to that of the canadians The


10 thoughts on “The Discovery of Insulin

  1. says:

    By most conventional standards it's a 5 stars book not doubt I downgraded to 4 for the way it overlooks the animal issue Lots of dogs and other animals were killed in the research many through great suffering And yes I cons

  2. says:

    The Discovery of Insulin by Michael Bliss has to be considered the definitive word on the trials and tribulations on how insulin wa

  3. says:

    I have been born into a world that had insulin and I thought that it had been decades since its discovery I wouldn’t ha

  4. says:

    Well written and fascinating to read Bliss manages to make the long account of lab work by Banting and Best into a page turner a feat in and of itself but his book also does a great job of showcasing the horror of pre insu

  5. says:

    Well I read the original article by Nicolae Paulescu and I can say with certainty that he is the discoverer of ins

  6. says:

    Although I've said this before I'll say it again I read the original article by Nicolae Paulescu and I can say with certainty that he is the discoverer of insulin I do not know how many actually bothered to compare the articles of Paulescu and Banting's but I did it Not to mention the date of publication of the two articles Thus it is a fully European discovery I have spoken with many people in the field of di

  7. says:

    I should have written this review a while ago but I didn't and the review will suffer for it I don't think my fascination with this book is completely related to my son's having diabetes Maybe I'm fooling myself It's simply amazing

  8. says:

    I'm not sure if this is the same book I read years ago about how insulin was discovered and first used to help diabetics The book I read was very interesting and informative walking you through the process of di

  9. says:

    A fascinating true story describing the political maneuverings surrounding the search for a magic bullet to cure diabetes

  10. says:

    It is a must read for anyone who has a child with diabetes or is diabetic It goes through the history of diabetes and also explains how insulin was discovered Fascinating read

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