Dr. Leone Farrell, c. 1950s (courtesy Sanofi Pasteur Canada Archives, Connaught Campus)
Christopher Rutty has written an entry for the The Canadian Encyclopedia on the biochemist and microbiologist, Leone Norwood Farrell. Farrell was a pioneer in vaccine development. Her “Toronto Method” made possible the large-scale production of the Salk Vaccine for polio
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.