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DIABETES THROUGH THE AGES: THE HUNT FOR THE HORMONE

February 11th, 2011

Soon after the end of “World War I, a young Canadian orthopedic surgeon named Frederick Banting read about the experiments in which the ducts of the pancreas were tied off. He was particularly interested in diabetes because a neighbor’s child had recently died of the disease. Banting believed that extracts of the pancreas had not [...]

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