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Fred & Marjorie: A Doctor, a Dog, and the Discovery of Insulin



by
Deborah Kerbel
illustrated by
Angela Poon

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
Owlkids
Imprint
Owlkids
ISBN
9781771474115
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Violence: Cruelty to Animals
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A graphic novel that tells the true story of the life-saving discovery of insulin.

In 1921, Frederick Banting was a young doctor with an idea: could the mysterious secretions of the pancreas be used to treat diabetes? We now call this substance insulin, and its life-saving discovery was an impactful milestone in medical science.

Banting and his assistant, Charles Best, worked together in a small lab to test the theory with street dogs. Banting formed a special bond with one of his test dogs and gave her a name: Marjorie. After Marjorie responded well to insulin treatments, the treatments went on to be used for humans with diabetes?and the results were deemed practically miraculous.

A real-life scientific milestone told in an innovative graphic novel format, the book also thoughtfully discusses the use of animals for medical research, including back matter on the subject and further information about diabetes.Author’s note, with historical photographs. “An Ethical Dilemma.” Sources. Full-color illustrations were created with a combination of digital and analog media. 

POTENTIALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
Violence: Cruelty to Animals

Details

Format

Print

Page Count

56

Trim Size

7 1/4" x 10 1/2"

Dewey

B

AR

0: points 0

Lexile

GN600L

Genre

Nonfic

Scholastic Reading Counts

0

JLG Release

Dec 2021

Book Genres

Realistic Fiction, Graphic Novels

Topics

Type 1 diabetes. Medical research. Discovery of Insulin. Toronto, Canada. Frederick Banting (1891–1941). Charles Best (1899–1978). Animal testing. Dogs as test subjects. Scientific breakthroughs. Medical ethics. 

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