Diabetes History Album

The Ebers papyrus (c. 1550 BC) contains descriptions of clinical states of polyuria.

Paul Langerhans – described clusters of cells (islets) looked like lymph nodes in the pancreas.

Oskar Minkowski (1858–1931) – physician and scientist observed that diabetes could happen when an animal's pancreas is removed. Banting, Best ( professor and his student ) and insulin-treated pancreatectomized dog –obtained and purified islets of Langerhans from an animal pancreas, injected its material (insulin) into a diabetic dog , and find a fall in blood sugar level. They won Nobel prize for this discovery . University of Toronto, 1922


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