Date(s) - Monday, November 22, 2021 - Saturday, January 15, 2022
All Day

Ella Bess Austin Library


It is the legend of a Canadian surgeon with an idea, a lab assistant who won a coin toss, and the discovery the two of them made in the summer of 1921. That discovery would be nothing of course if it were not for the skeptical academic that let them use his laboratory, and the humble biochemist who transformed their discovery into a medical miracle. To celebrate International Diabetes Day (November 16, 2021), watch this program and learn about the discovery of insulin.

Hosted by the Ella Bess Austin Library of Terry. Video coming soon! In the meantime, enjoy this sneak peek from the video. Animation by Laura Jane Glascoff.