Desmond Lorne Marcus McNeill

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: (Published 26 August 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g5193
  1. Sandra Hurst, Geoffrey Robb

Born in Ootacamund, India, Desmond developed diabetes at the age of 5 in 1926, while on a family skiing holiday in Switzerland, and was first treated there with insulin. It was difficult finding a school in those days that was able to cope with a diabetic child. Under the care of R D Lawrence at Kings, he met Banting and Best. Initially he went up to Oxford to read biochemistry but changed …

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