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Rethinking the ‘discovery’ of insulin

Commemorative banner of the discovery of insulin on Confederation Boulevard, Ottawa, with images of Frederick Banting and Charles Best. Department of Canadian Heritage. [Photo taken by Carlo Magaard-Romano]

I have a new article today in the Canadian Medical Association Journal entitled “Rethinking the ‘discovery’ of insulin” in which I argue that our use of the term “discovery” bears closer inspection.

A special thank you to Carlo Magaard-Romano and Terrie Romano for their photo which captures the theme so well.

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The Discovery of Insulin Special Centenary Edition

The new Special Centenary Edition of Michael Bliss’s The Discovery of Insulin is just out from University of Toronto Press! I was honoured to write the Foreword and there is also a new Preface by Michael Bliss. This edition honours the one hundredth anniversary of insulin’s discovery and its continued significance a century later. Order now and save 35%.