The U.S. Insulin Crisis — Rationing a Lifesaving Medication Discovered in the 1920s

On January 23, 1922, insulin was successfully injected into a 14-year-old boy with severe type 1 diabetes mellitus. Type 1 diabetes had been considered a universally fatal disease, with mortality approaching 100% within months after diagnosis. For their discovery of insulin, Frederick Banting and…

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