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Insulin: The Biography of Frederick Banting

It's been the elusive cure, one that scientists have felt they've been on the brink of breaking for the past 80 years. But for years, diabetes has remained a treatable but not yet cured disease. In fact, diabetes is the leading cause of death by disease in Canada. Banting and Best are Canada's best known connection to diabetes but the Canadian connection continues. Since the historic discovery of insulin, there have been improvements and refinements. The promise of a cure for all, however, remains as yet unfulfilled, leaving many to live highly regimented and uncertain lives.

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Historian Michael Bliss talks about Banting before and after the discovery of insulin.

Medium: Radio
Program: Morningside
Broadcast Date: March 22, 1984
Guest(s): Michael Bliss
Host: Peter Gzowski
Duration: 20:38

Last updated: January 14, 2013

Page consulted on September 3, 2014

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