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Breakthrough: Elizabeth Hughes, the Discovery of Insulin, and the Making of a Medical Miracle

Author: Ainsberg, Arthur
Cooper, Thea

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

Format:Hardcover
List Price:$24.99
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Breakthrough: Elizabeth Hughes, the Discovery of Insulin, and the Making of a Medical Miracle : 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 of 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 jealousy, intense business competition and fistfights. In a race against time and a ravaging disease, Elizabeth becomes one of the first diabetics to receive insulin injections - all while its discoverers and a little known pharmaceutical company struggle to make it available to the rest of the world. Relive the heartwarming true story of the discovery of insulin as it's never been told before. Written with authentic detail and suspense, and featuring walk-ons by William Howard Taft, Woodrow Wilson, and Eli Lilly himself, among many others.


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Biography & Autobiography   Medical

ISBN 13:9780312648701
ISBN 10:0312648707
Format:Hardcover
Language:English
Pages:306
Size:9.30" l x 6.40" w x 1.20" h
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