CollectionGB 0231 University of Aberdeen, Special Collections
Ref NoMS 3047
TitleJohn James Rickard Macleod, Professor of Physiology: 'History of the researches leading to the discovery of insulin'
Extent0.01 linear metres
Administrative HistoryJohn James Rickard Macleod was born near Dunkeld in 1876 and was educated at Aberdeen and Leipzig. He studied medicine and undertook research in London, America and Canada. In Canada he began the research into blood sugar levels which led to the discovery of insulin, and his controversial acceptance of the Nobel Prize for Medicine with his assistant Frederick Banting in 1923. He moved back to Aberdeen in 1928 and held the post of Professor of Physiology until his death in 1935.
Description'History of the researches leading to the discovery of insulin, between 1922 and 1952': Xerox copy of transcript in the Physiology Department, purchased by them in 1952.
Access StatusOpen
Related MaterialMS 3682/7/9: A small collection of papers relating to J.J.R. Macleod catalogued with the personal papers of Hans W. Kosterlitz. Includes a further copy of Macleod's typecript paper on the 'History of the researches leading to the discovery of insulin'; correspondence regarding Kosterlitz's appointment to the University of Aberdeen Physiology Department, 1933 - 1934; photographs of Macleod; obituaries and appreciations.
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