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The History of Insulin: An Exhibit

You can learn about the extraordinary history of insulin at the New York Historical Society's "Breakthrough: The Dramatic Story of the Discovery of Insulin," which runs from October 5 to Jan. 31, 2011 in Manhattan. The exhibit, based on the recent book of the same name by Thea Cooper and Arthur Ainsberg, chronicles the tale of insulin's discovery in 1921 through its use today and highlights the story of Elizabeth Evans Hughes, one of the earliest insulin users. It includes relics like old syringes, vials, and testing kits as well as vintage treatment charts and letters. For more information, visit


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