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Several papers that illuminate the events surrounding the critical work of Paulesco and of Banting and Best on demonstration and isolation of insulin have appeared in the March 1972 issue of Israel Journal of Medical Sciences (8:175-494). The bulk of this symposium issue, titled Impact of Insulin on Metabolic Pathways, is devoted to the biochemistry and physiology of insulin effects, in honor of the fiftieth anniversary of the discovery of insulin.
Dr. Best offers historically valuable reminiscences of the 1921 work in the foreword. Groen perceptively discusses the qualities of personality critical to scientific productivity. Pavel, Bonaparte, and Sdrobici again
Discovery of Insulin. Ann Intern Med. ;77:486. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-77-3-486_4
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1972;77(3):486.
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