Resurrections in Toronto: The Emergence of Insulin

  title={Resurrections in Toronto: The Emergence of Insulin},
  author={Michael Bliss},
  journal={Hormone Research in Paediatrics},
  pages={98 - 102}
  • M. Bliss
  • Published 2005
  • Medicine
  • Hormone Research in Paediatrics
The discovery of insulin remains the greatest and one of the most controversial events in the history of endocrinology. Hypotheses about the possible existence of an internal secretion of the pancreas date from the early 1890s and were steadily modified with the development of the concept of an endocrine system. In the spring of 1922, after many false starts and dead ends, a team of researchers at the University of Toronto provided conclusive evidence of the existence of the internal secretion… Expand
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