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"The twentieth century witnessed many medical miracles, but perhaps none was so transformative as the discovery of insulin for the treatment for diabetes. Breakthrough is the fascinating tale of Nobel prize-winning research, of a young girl who should have died as a child but instead lived to see seven grandchildren, and of a drug that turned a death sentence into something more akin to a chronic nuisance. This book is an important read for anyone with diabetes. It is an enjoyable read for those who love mystery and human drama."--Kenneth T. Jackson, Barzun Professor of History, Columbia University
Although I was familiar with the insulin story, this book gave a far better account of the the science and the people. Read morePublished 26 days ago by High Words
I purchased this book because I wanted to learn more about the discovery of insulin. I found it horribly boring to read at times, often skipping parts simply because it had nothing... Read morePublished 3 months ago by FantasyLover
Although the author seems to digress at points during the book, it all comes together in the end. It was interesting and written well enough to keep my attention but was confusing... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Debra G. Daller
Ever since seeing a drama about Frederick Banting on PBS years ago I'd been interested in the history of the discovery of insulin. Breakthrough was just what I was looking for. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Arleen Wolf
Very interesting. Informative and easy to read. With a family history of diabetes, learning what it took to get where we are with treatment of this disease was fascinating to me.Published 8 months ago by Mrs M. Lloyd
I found this great reading. It tells the story of a scientific breakthrough in all the messy detail and personality diffciulaties. Read morePublished 9 months ago by David King