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Author Li, Alison, 1963-

Title J.B. Collip and the development of medical research in Canada : extracts and enterprise / Alison Li
Published Montreal ; Ithaca : McGill-Queen's University Press, [2003]

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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 244 pages) : portraits
Series McGill-Queen's/Associated Medical Services (Hannah Institute) studies in the history of medicine, health, and society ; 18
McGill-Queen's/Associated Medical Services (Hannah Institute) studies in the history of medicine, health, and society ; 18.
Contents Front Matter -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- The Research Ideal, 1892-1920 -- The Discovery of Insulin, 1921-1922 -- The Parathyroid Hormone Controversy, 1923-1927: A Question of Priority -- Rebuilding Medicine at McGill, 1928-1933 -- The Great Years, 1934-1941 -- The Private Funding of Research, 1928-1947: Patents, Grants, and Institutes -- The Rise of Public Funding, 1938-1968: Medical Research on a National Level -- Dean of Medicine, 1947-1965 -- Conclusion: The Transformation of the Research Enterprise -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Summary "J. B. Collip and the Development of Medical Research in Canada tells the intriguing story of J.B. Collip, whose restless drive fuelled his pioneering studies in endocrinology and sustained a successful research enterprise through the first half of the twentieth century. Alison Li details how, as a young man, Collip leapt into international prominence in 1921-22 as part of the team at the University of Toronto that isolated insulin for the treatment of diabetes. When the Nobel Prize was awarded to Frederick Banting and John Macleod in 1923, Macleod shared his award with Collip. Collip was known for his remarkable skills in making hormone extracts, many of which proved to have therapeutic and commercial value."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 179-235) and index
Notes English
Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on February 05, 2020)
Subject Collip, J. B. (James Bertram), 1892-1965.
Collip, J. B. (James Bertram), 1892-1965
Medical scientists -- Canada -- Biography
Medicine -- Research -- Canada -- History
Biochemistry -- Research -- Canada -- History
Endocrinology -- Research -- Canada -- History
Biochemistry.
Endocrinology.
Research.
Biochemistry
Endocrinology
Insulin -- history
Research
biochemistry.
research (function)
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY -- Medical.
HEALTH & FITNESS -- Diseases -- Diabetes.
MEDICAL -- Research.
Research
Endocrinology
Biochemistry
Biochemistry -- Research
Medical scientists
Medicine -- Research
Canada
Canada
Genre/Form collective biographies.
Biographies
History
Biographies.
Biographies.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780773571457
0773571450
1282861484
9781282861480
9786612861482
6612861487