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Ideas, Ideals, and Innovation in the History of Diabetes

Ideas, Ideals, and Innovation in the History of Diabetes COMMENTARY Ideas, Ideals, and Innovation in the History of Diabetes HAT A DIFFER- Medicine was awarded to Banting tients with diabetes, and on the other ence a cen- and Mcleod, who then shared their by constant innovation of tech- tury makes. respective portions of the prize with niques and technology. The article In 1911 when Best and Collip, setting off an en- by Boyd, “The Treatment of Diabe- W a child was during controversy regarding who tes in Children,” written in 1924 diagnosed with diabetes, the prog- deserved credit but in no way di- and published in the American Jour- nosis of life expectancy was typi- minishing the epic dimensions of nal of Diseases of Children in 1925, cally measured in hours, days, or at their collaborative, albeit quarrel- illustrates both of these aspects. most, weeks. Treatment was widely some, accomplishment. “Tolerance” was the capstone idea viewed as futile. By 1920, several di- Among the physicians who de- that had guided diabetic treatment in etary therapies had been developed veloped practical approaches for the the era before insulin; patients’ diets including, most famously, the so- clinical use of insulin was Gladys L. were managed to induce greater tol- called http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA Pediatrics American Medical Association

Ideas, Ideals, and Innovation in the History of Diabetes

JAMA Pediatrics , Volume 165 (3) – Mar 1, 2011

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American Medical Association
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Copyright 2011 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
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2168-6203
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2168-6211
DOI
10.1001/archpediatrics.2011.7
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21383267
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Abstract

COMMENTARY Ideas, Ideals, and Innovation in the History of Diabetes HAT A DIFFER- Medicine was awarded to Banting tients with diabetes, and on the other ence a cen- and Mcleod, who then shared their by constant innovation of tech- tury makes. respective portions of the prize with niques and technology. The article In 1911 when Best and Collip, setting off an en- by Boyd, “The Treatment of Diabe- W a child was during controversy regarding who tes in Children,” written in 1924 diagnosed with diabetes, the prog- deserved credit but in no way di- and published in the American Jour- nosis of life expectancy was typi- minishing the epic dimensions of nal of Diseases of Children in 1925, cally measured in hours, days, or at their collaborative, albeit quarrel- illustrates both of these aspects. most, weeks. Treatment was widely some, accomplishment. “Tolerance” was the capstone idea viewed as futile. By 1920, several di- Among the physicians who de- that had guided diabetic treatment in etary therapies had been developed veloped practical approaches for the the era before insulin; patients’ diets including, most famously, the so- clinical use of insulin was Gladys L. were managed to induce greater tol- called

Journal

JAMA PediatricsAmerican Medical Association

Published: Mar 1, 2011

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