Medicine: More for Diabetics

Last week from Canada issued more good news for diabetics. From the duodenal membranes of rabbits, dogs, hogs and cattle they had isolated a new hormone. Fed in powder form or injected into patients with diabetes, it reduced blood sugar to normal. Quietly Dean Archibald Bruce Macallum and Associate Professor of Physiology Norman B. Laughton of the University of Western Ontario Medical School made a preliminary report of their discovery to the Royal Society of England. As a diabetes medicine it may prove as effective as the insulin Toronto University's Drs. Banting...

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