Banting, Best, and the Race to Save Millions of DiabeticsBook - 2010
It is 1919 and Elizabeth Hughes, the 11-year-old daughter of the American secretary of state, Charles Evans Hughes, has been diagnosed with juvenile diabetes. It is essentially a death sentence. Miles away, Canadian researchers Frederick Banting and Charles Best manage to identify and purify insulin from animal pancreases - a miracle soon marred by scientific jealousy, intense business competition, and fist fights. In a race against time and a ravaging disease, Elizabeth becomes one of the first diabetics to receive insulin injections. Relive the heartwarming true story of the discovery of insulin as it has never before been told, written with authentic detail and suspense.
Publisher: Toronto : Viking Canada, c2010.
Characteristics: viii, 306 pages ;,24 cm.