Banting and Best isolate insulin 1922

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In 1920, Canadian surgeon Frederick Banting visited the University of Toronto to speak to the newly appointed head of the department of physiology, John[...]

Accidental Discoveries by Lexi Krock

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Accidental Discoveries by Lexi Krock PBS NOVA Accidents in medicine: The idea sends chills down your spine as you conjure up thoughts of misdiagnoses,[...]

The Yellow Fever Epidemic in Philadelphia, 1793

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Observations Upon the Origin of the Malignant Bilious, or Yellow Fever in Philadelphia. From the holdings of Center for the History of Medicine/Francis[...]

Tuberculosis in Europe and North America, 1800–1922

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Poincaré, Émile Léon. Prophylaxie et géographie médicale :des principales maladies tributaires de l’hygiène. From the holdings of Center for[...]

Tropical Diseases and the Construction of the Panama Canal, 1904–1914

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The Mosquito: Its Relation to Disease and Its Extermination. From the holdings of Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine—Harvard Medical School. The[...]

Syphilis, 1494–1923

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Syphilis, 1494–1923 Des Inoculations Syphilitiques. From the holdings of Center for the History of Medicine/Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine—Harvard[...]