The discovery of insulin : Continued controversies after ninety years

  • Alberto de Leivaa, Eulàlia Bruguésa, Alejandra de Leiva-Pérezb
  • Published 2012


The introduction of insulin into the treatment of diabetes mellitus had a clinical and social impact similar to that of the introduction of antibiotic therapy. By the middle of the 20th century, patients with onset of diabetes mellitus (DM) at 10 years of age had prolonged their life expectation by 34 additional years, while the life expectations of… (More)


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