Category Archives: History of Medicine

1918: A New World? Upcoming series of British Library talks

The British Library (BL), located near Euston in central London, in order to commemorate the end of the First World War and the signing of the Armistice, has announced a series of talks and events based on the theme of … Continue reading

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African Explorer: The brief but dramatic career of Joseph Moloney (1858-1896)

Being a historian is a bit like being a detective. A simple inscription on an old broken memorial led me to piece together a fascinating story about human endurance. The main cemetery in Kingston-on-Thames in Surrey contains the grave of … Continue reading

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Man of many talents: Sir Frederick Banting and his legacy

Sir Frederick Banting (1891-1941) is undoubtedly a national hero in Canada, but his achievements also reached a global scale. Banting’s co-discovery of insulin – the treatment for diabetes – continues to save countless lives from what once was a deadly … Continue reading

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