MARTIN G. GOLDNER, M.D.
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To the editor: The editorial in the November issue, "Insulin: Fifty Years Ago," clarifies the roles played by Macleod and by Collip in the work initiated and conducted by Banting and Best. You have stated properly that "the Toronto work built on that of earlier investigators" and then described that Paulesco "almost" anticipated the clinical triumph in Toronto. Here, it seems to me that it should have been emphasized that Paulesco was neither the sole nor the first investigator who had succeeded in extracting a hypoglycemic principle from the pancreas, had demonstrated the effectiveness of the extract or emulsion in
GOLDNER MG. History of Insulin. Ann Intern Med. ;76:329. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-76-2-329
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1972;76(2):329.
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