November 9, 1963

The Story of Insulin: Forty Years of Success Against Diabetes.

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By G. A. Wrenshall, G. Hetenyi, Jr., and W. R. Feasby. 232 pp. $4.75. Indiana University Press, Bloomington, 1963

JAMA. 1963;186(6):614. doi:10.1001/jama.1963.03710060100042

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Both physicians and laymen can enjoy this excellent study, which deals with various aspects of diabetes in its historical and clinical areas, and which tells the dramatic story of the discovery of insulin, and discusses its modes of action. The orientation is popular, the writing effective, and the authors speak with authority.

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