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A Book That Changed Me A book that changed me

The Discovery of Insulin

BMJ 2000; 321 doi: (Published 02 December 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:1418
  1. Robert Matz, professor of medicine
  1. Mount Sinai Hospital, New York

    Michael Bliss

    University of Chicago Press, £14.50

    ISBN 0 226 05898 0

    For a diabetes physician, Bliss's classic book is like “The Creation.” The Discovery of Insulin is the true tale of the medical and scientific detective work and intrigue that led to what is arguably one of the greatest achievements of the 20th century. But because it was not a cure, it was also one of the century's premier disappointments.

    When I first read the book in …

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