The Discovery of Insulin (Anniversary)

Michael Bliss (Author)

Product Details

University of Chicago Press
Publish Date
May 15, 2007
6.0 X 0.7 X 8.9 inches | 0.92 pounds
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About the Author

Michael Bliss is University Professor Emeritus at the University of Toronto, a recipient of the Order of Canada, and an honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. He is the award-winning author of many books, including "William Osler: A Life in Medicine" and "Harvey Cushing: A Life in Surgery."


The story of insulin's discovery out to be a novel...but Michael Bliss's splendid account is just as absorbing as any fiction.--I S I S
Using previously unpublished, suppressed, or privately circulated documents, Bliss sets forth the full story of the epochal discovery. It is a tale of frustration, tension, and acute personal rivalry...The book has moments of pure delight.--Peter H. Desmond "Washington Post "
The new, twenty-fifth-anniversary edition of The Discovery of Insulin kept me...riveted with Michael Bliss's documentation, chock-full of jealousy, pride, and intrigue. [This book] is a must read for all of those whose lives have been touched by diabetes.--Lois Jovanovic, MD, CEO and Chief Scientific Officer "Sansum Diabetes Research Institute "
Few events in modern medical history were as dramatic as the discovery of insulin, and fewer still are the books that have captured a medical breakthrough as brilliantly as Michael Bliss's classic account. Today, when the expectations of post-genomic medicine have reached new heights, the timing for a twenty-fifth-anniversary edition could not be better.--David Naylor, MD, President and Former Dean of Medicine "University of Toronto "
Bliss provides a breathtaking account of what it really means to be on the cutting edge of scientific discovery.--James Shapiro, MD, Director of the Clinical Islet Translplant Program "University of Alberta "