Photograph of Elsie Needham
1 photograph ; 15 x 10 cm.
Original black and white studio portrait. Shows Elsie Needham sitting on a bench.
MS. COLL 76 (Banting) Scrapbook 2, Box 1, Page 44
Title based on content of photograph.
Annotated by Banting: 'Elsie Needham. In Oct. 1922 she entered H. S. C. in diabetic coma. She was the first child to recover from coma by the use of insulin.'
Elsie was admitted to the Hospital for Sick Children in a diabetic coma. She was treated with insulin by F.G. Banting and Dr. Gladys Boyd, head of the Hospital's new diabetic clinic. Elsie was revived from her coma, regained her strength, and had recovered sufficiently to be back at school in January.
Needham, ElsieInsulin - Early patients