Frederick Banting and Insulin Discovery (75th Anniversary of Tragic Death)

A.G. Reznikov


The article has been written in order to commemorate Canadian scientist Frederick Banting, the discoverer of insulin. There are briefly enlightened biography of the scientist and a history of insulin discovery. There is mentioned the role of scientist’s predecessors in decoding pathogenesis of diabetes and resolving the problem of development of therapeutic preparation of insulin.


insulin; discovery


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