“Insulin at 100” Cover Story in the Latest Canada’s History: One of 1921-2021 Centennials in the History of Canadian Science and Technology

First posted Friday, February 5, 2021 /  Yom shishi, 25 Shevat, 5781

By David Orenstein

2021 is an opportunity for historians of Canadian Science and Technology to celebrate several centennials, including the the discovery of insulin in the summer of 1921 at the University of Toronto by Frederick Banting and Charles Best: <https://cstha-ahstc.ca/2021/01/01/1921-2021-centennials-in-the-history-of-canadian-science-and-technology/>

Already, the current (February-March, 2021) issue of the magazine Canada’s History has as its cover story “Insulin at 100: Banting and Best’s Miracle Treatment Saves Millions of Lives”. It’s by John Lorinc and runs for seven amply illustrated pages: <https://www.canadashistory.ca/explore/in-this-issue/february-march-2021>

If you are on  the CSHPS Listserve, you might already know that the Toronto Medical Historical Club will be having an Insulin Symposium on Monday, November 1, 201, optimistically planned to actually be at the University of Toronto: <http://www.torontomedicalhistoricalclub.ca>

There’s even a banquet attached! Ah, those were the days!

The illustrations for the Lorinc article are all credited to the “Insulin Library UToronto”. But that’s another story.


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