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Manufacturing Hope

Teddy Ryder, a five-year-old American boy, was among the first to receive insulin treatments in 1922. On the left, he is seen weighing only twenty-seven pounds prior to treatment. A year after his treatment in Toronto, he is seen at right weighing forty-five pounds. Insulin Library Toronto P10037/P10139

The discovery of insulin a century ago saved the lives of millions of diabetics

Club member, historian Christoper Rutty was interviewed in this recent article in Canada’s History by John Lorinc. The story captures the drama, conflict, and competition in the discovery of insulin.

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Canada Post unveils Insulin, 1921-2021 commemorative stamp

Canada Post has unveiled a commemorative stamp celebrating the 100th anniversary of the discovery of insulin by Frederick Banting, Charles Best, James Collip and John Macleod at the University of Toronto. The ground-breaking discovery of insulin put Canada, Canadian researchers, and the University of Toronto‚Äôs medical school on the world stage. The stamp goes on sale April 15, available at select post offices and online at canadapost.ca