Letter to Professor Macleod 22/06/1926
Minkowski, O. (Oskar) 1858-1931
22 VI 26 [i.e. June 22, 1926]
1 p. ; 21 x 16 cm.
Autograph letter signed by O. Minkowski. Letter thanking Macleod for sending him a copy of 'The Carbohydrate Metabolism and Insulin' and for citing his own work in the text.
MS. COLL. 241 (Best) Box 52, Folder 21
Title based on content of letter.
In 1889 Minkowski discovered that dogs developed symptoms of diabetes after undergoing a pancreatectomy. This discovery lead Minkowski to postulate that an internal secretion of the pancreas contained an “antidiabetic” substance.
Macleod, J. J. R. (John James Rickard), 1876-1935Pancreatic extracts - Research before 1921Insulin - Other discoverers