[Epub] ➡ The Discovery of Insulin ➢ Michael Bliss – Transportjobsite.co.uk

[Epub] ➡ The Discovery of Insulin ➢ Michael Bliss – Transportjobsite.co.uk chapter 1 The Discovery of Insulin, meaning The Discovery of Insulin, genre The Discovery of Insulin, book cover The Discovery of Insulin, flies The Discovery of Insulin, The Discovery of Insulin 3a8a100712c21 When Insulin Was Discovered In The Early S, 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Diabetics Back To Life In This Now Classic Study, Michael Bliss Unearths A Wealth Of Material, Ranging From Scientists Unpublished Memoirs To The Confidential Appraisals Of Insulin By Members Of The Nobel Committee He Also Resolves A Longstanding Controversy Dating To The Awarding Of The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 Subjects 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 Literature


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 consider them part of the team that contributed, albeit in a very different way but certainly with the skin in the game , to the discovery of the insulin These concerns are barely brought in the book, and only in a dismissive way, when mentioning the anti vivisectionists As a diabetic I m grateful to those animals And I also believe that in the case of this treatment, that saved some many lives, and so quickly after its discovery, the use of animals in the research was justified aplenty lots of animal lives are also being saved thanks to insulin But I think the book should have treated this serious matter with attention, acknowledgement and gratitude to these other unsung heroes.


  2. 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 have known that this amazing medicine has only been discovered 100 years ago in 1921 until I read this book The fact that people has been dying from diabetes only 100 years ago is shocking A simple medication, that we doctors prescribe so effortlessly, has been a precious discovery and a hope to millions of diabetics only one century ago A diagnosis of T1DM for a child at that time was a death sentence I stumbled into this book in as I was searching for a medical book, and I am so grateful that I came to read such a well written book about the story behind insulin.It s a book that gives us hope that one day a deadly disease can be cured It s a book that reveals the inside world of medicine and research the uncertainties, the conflicts, the disappointments and the challenges that, if some one is lucky, might result in a miraculous rewarding discovery It s a book that shows how medicine has evolved and is evolving in a marvelously fast pace This is one of the books that when I finished, I had to have a break from reading any other book just to take it all in The writer made me feel like I have been living in that time, and I don t think I would ever enjoy a non fiction book as I enjoyed reading this one


  3. says:

    The Discovery of Insulin by Michael Bliss has to be considered the definitive word on the trials and tribulations on how insulin was discovered.I 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 was.The 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 research.I 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 insulin.Given the fist fights, decent, misunderstandings, glory hogging, research mistakes, and just plain meanness of some of the participants, it amazes me that the discovery was even made, but it was, and I, for one, as a diabetic, am glad for it.Consider Bittersweet by Chris Feudtner as a companion volume, concentrating as much on the discovery of insulin as much as the patients and other participants.I wouldn t categorize this book as an easy read, but it is an unflinching historical narrative of dreams, results and life.


  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 insulin diabetes, the magnitude of insulin s impact on treatment of the disease, and the sometimes sloppy process by which this discovery and I m sure many other great ones was made.


  5. says:

    Well, 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 most interesting thing is that Banting and Best cite the work of Paulescu, now how hilarious is this situation


  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 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 most interesting thing is that Banting and Best cite the work of Paulescu, now how hilarious is this situation


  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 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 quite some time.


  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 discovery and figuring out how to make it usable It explains how they decided defined a unit of insulin, for example Very readable.


  9. says:

    A fascinating true story describing the political maneuverings surrounding the search for a magic bullet to cure diabetes Scientifically interesting in and of itself, but the infighting and intrigue add a dimension just as compelling as any work of fiction.


  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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