Medal insulin Cymru. Welsh insulin medal
Eli Lilly Company. Britain
1 medal. ; 4 cm. diameter
Item is a gold medal in a blue leather box. One side depicts the red dragon of Wales and bares the inscription: 'Medal insulin Cymru. Welsh insulin medal.' The other side depicts Elizabeth Hughes and the inscription: 'Elizabeth Evans Hughes 1907-1981. One of the first children to be treated with insulin in 1922.'
MS. COLL 334 (Hughes) Box 3
Title taken from inscription on item.
In 1995, the Eli Lilly Company in Britain commissioned a number of Welsh Insulin Medals to honour Welsh diabetics who had lived with the aid of insulin for fifty years or more. The medal honours Elizabeth Evans Hughes as one of the first children to be treated with insulin in 1922 and commemorates her Welsh background.
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