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The American Chemical Society in Vermont

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Join us to learn about "The Discovery of Insulin"

Posted by Senthil Natesan on February 21, 2015 at 9:30 AM

Date: Tuesday, April 28th 2015

Time: 5:30-7.00 pm

 Venue: Saint Michael’s College, Colchester, VT

The Discovery of Insulin


 Benjamin Littenberg, MD

Henry and Carleen Tufo Professor of Medicine and Professor of Nursing,

University of Vermont


The isolation and medical application of insulin in 1922 was a major milestone in the history of medicine and chemistry. What were the steps leading up to it? How did scientists build the knowledge base needed to make available one of the most important and beneficial compounds ever isolated? What does the story of insulin have to say about how we do science in the 21st century? How do science, medicine, personalities, politics, luck and skill combine to make success or failure? What has happened to insulin and diabetes since then? How can such a wonderful advance be used for good...and for ill?

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