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Rethinking the ‘discovery’ of insulin

Discovery of insulin banner, Ottawa
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.