The fight to survive: a young girl, diabetes, and the discovery of insulin

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In 1919, when 11-year-old Elizabeth Evan Hughes was first diagnosed with what we now know is Type 1 or juvenile diabetes, the medical community considered it a death sentence. InThe Fight to Survive, Caroline Cox weaves the heart-wrenching story of Hughes' role in a medical discovery that stopped the disease in its tracks--only weeks before her imminent death.The only account of one of the very fi rst patients to be successfully treated with insulin for juvenile diabetes, this book tells two fascinating stories in tandem: that of Hughes' personal struggle, and the medical detective story that occurred during a time when endocrinology research made significant strides. It was Frederick Banting and JohnMacleod, doctors and researchers, who were finally able to create a testable version of insulin treatment to save Hughes' life. She lived until the age of 74, and Banting and Macleodwon the Nobel Prize in Medicine for their work.The Fight to Survivedraws on primary sources to vividly bring the era to life, including interviews, newspaper reports, and Hughes' own letters. Readers with an interest in medical history, pathographies, biography, diabetes, and American history will constitute this audience.
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subject_facetBiographies
Biography
Diabetes -- History
Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1
Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1 -- history
Diabetics -- Biography
Drug Discovery -- history
Gossett, Elizabeth Hughes, -- 1907-1981
Gossett, Elizabeth Hughes, -- 1907-1981 -- Health
History, 20th Century
Insulin -- History
Insulin -- history
United States
title_displayThe fight to survive : a young girl, diabetes, and the discovery of insulin
title_fullThe fight to survive : a young girl, diabetes, and the discovery of insulin / Caroline Cox
title_shortThe fight to survive
title_suba young girl, diabetes, and the discovery of insulin
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Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1
Diabetics
Drug Discovery
Gossett, Elizabeth Hughes
Health
History
History, 20th Century
Insulin
history