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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
Very informative book. I have needed insulin for over 46 years. Some info might be conjecture but it is written in a very readable and interesting style! Read morePublished 8 days ago by nate Wisdom
Incredible account with historical facts that ties in a few personal stories of Type 1 children who were the first to benefit from the research and early developmt of utilizing... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Andy Ledd
I was excited about this book, but it ended up being a big disappointment. My biggest complaint is that the authors have turned real history into historical fiction – egregiously... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Audiobook Bandit
Although I was familiar with the insulin story, this book gave a far better account of the the science and the people. Read morePublished 8 months 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 10 months ago by Amazon Customer