Medicine: Insulin Marches On

Headliners on the program of the 117th annual meeting of the Medical Society of the State of New York, attended by 2,000 physicians, were Dr. Frederick G. Banting, the young Toronto investigator who discovered insulin (TiME, April 21), and Dr. J. J. R. MacLeod, his chief in the physiology department of the University of Toronto. They received an ovation and brought the cheering message that there is enough insulin in sight, in the pancreas glands of beeves and other food animals, to take care of all the diabetes in the world. Adequate doses...

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