Category Archives: History of Medicine

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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