Glory Enough for All: The Discovery of Insulin

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Glory Enough for All: The Discovery of Insulin ★★½ 1992

The drama behind the discovery of insulin in the 1920s focuses on the research of four men, sometimes notsofriendly rivals, searching for a treatment for diabetes mellitus. Dr. Frederick Banting and science student Charles Best are granted permission by James Macleod, a Professor of Physiology at the University of Toronto, to conduct experiments on the pancreas. Macleod then assigns biochemist James Collip to assist them on developing a viable serum, an extract named insulin. Banting and Macleod were awarded the Nobel prize in 1923 for their discovery (though Banting felt Macleod was undeserving). Adapted from “The Discovery of Insulin” by Michael Bliss. 196m/C VHS . CA R.H. Thomson, Robert Wisden, John Woodvine, Michael Zelniker, Martha Henry, Heather Hess; D: Eric Till; W: Grahame Woods. TV