Canada History Week 2018: The Discovery of Insulin

Canada History Week 2018: The Discovery of Insulin

January 19, 2020 4 By Jose Scott


We started on the 17th of May. We got our first positive results in June. And by the end of July, we had 75 positive experiments – that is the diabetic dogs were recovering, and we were convinced ourselves we had found the internal secretion of the pancreas. We turned to each other simultaneously and said: “I think we’ve got it!” Our team grew. The serum was refined, and after the announcement was made of our findings, parents with diabetic children found their way right into our laboratory. And in spite of anything we could do, came day after day until plans were made to care for them.