History

Insulin: A Cure for Diabetes – Strength Magazine – September, 1923

One of the writers of this article was present at a meeting of the American Physiological Society held in New Haven in December, 1921. Several scientific papers were presented and discussed. The author of one of these was a Dr. Banting, a young Canadian physician, who told his audience how a certain extract obtained from the panacreas (sweetbread) when injected into animals suffering from diabetes markedly improved their condition. The substance in the extract giving rise to the “cure” was named “insulin.”

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