On May 17, 1921, Frederick Banting, a young surgeon, and Charles Best, a recent graduate in physiology and biochemistry, began a series of experiments on pancreatic secretions in an attempt to find a treatment for “diabetes mellitus”. They developed a promising anti-diabetic extract. James Collip, a noted biochemist, then increased the purity and potency of the substance. The first successful clinical test of insulin on a human diabetic were held on January 23, 1922. The work of Banting & Best has prolonged the lives of millions of diabetics world-wide. (from bantingandbest.ca)
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