SCIENCE CONQUERS OLD DISEASES

Science Conquers Old Diseases Toronto Physician Has Found The Remedy For Diabetes; Wisconsin Psychiatrists Eliminating Paresis DISEASES -which have ravaged Mankind for ages are being conquered one...

...A treatment has now been found which it is believed will exterminate diabetes...
...We feel like kicking ourselves...
...A man, past 60, pronounced incurable, is now traveling in Europe...
...Simon Elexner, director of the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research, acclaimed the chance discovery of insulin, and said of this new remedy for diabetes: "Insulin gives- promise of being one of the great medical contributions to the world...
...At Toronto he proved the efficacy of his treatment...
...Banting's discovery of insulin...
...A. S. Loevenhart of the University of Wisconsin medical school, announced last month in the Journal of the American Medical association, that successful results have been obtained in a series of treatments of men of all ages over a period of four years...
...Shortly after the announcement of the discovery of insulin, which is a fluid in the pancreatic gland in the healthy body, tests were made in Monbefiore hospital in New York city under the direction of Dr...
...Lorenz and Loevenhart reported...
...A. I. Ringer...
...Ringer adds: "No person should die of diabetes...
...Smallpox, diphtheria, typhoid, are gradually being exterminated...
...Quite by chance he discovered how to get insulin and use it as a cure...
...Then all the world, every hamlet of it, will appreciate the benefits...
...Of 42 far advanced cases of paresis treated, 21 were discharged from the hospital as cured...
...Tryparsamid was developed by the Rockefeller institute for medical research in 1916...
...The treatment resulted in gains in weight, and in 80 percent of the cases "positive reactions to the Wassenman blood test for syphilis" were altered partly or altogether in the direction of negativity...
...No one had ever heard of him...
...Simultaneous with the announcement of the discovery to eradicate diabetes, came s statement from the University of Wisconsin to the effect that a new drug, "tryparsalmid,' had been discovered wHich when hypodermic-ally injected into the blood checks the ravages of paresis...
...Speaking before an audience of physicians recently, Dr...
...The 28 discharged out of 54 treated have been earning a livelihood for periods ranging from six months to two years...
...This young doctor didn't know much abov<t diabetes...
...There 1s still a bit of danger in its use, but some day we will all know juot how to administer it...
...The world is enormously richer today than it ever has been before as a result of Dr...
...Wisconsin Psychiatrists Eliminating Paresis DISEASES -which have ravaged Mankind for ages are being conquered one by one through the agencies of science...
...He states that of »the eighty patients treated, five had been in coma, from which only a few heretofore had ever come out...
...We experienced physicians who had so much material and so much scientific background to help us find a cure for diabetes failed...
...W. P. Lorenz, direotor of the Wisconsin Psychiatric Institute, and Dr...
...In 12 other oases of acute type of paretics, seven have been discharged and are now earning their living, while the other five have recovered normal mental activity and are nearly wfell...
...The two Wisconsin doctors warn that the drug should not be used without a careful study of its effects and of the patient...
...In fact, there was no reason why anyone should have heard of him...
...It seems to me that mankind will never again be in the grip of this disease as it has been for so long...
...It is especially effective in early paresis and other forms of neurosyphilis," Drs...
...Diabetic persons will die of other diseases, but they ought not to die of diabetes itself, Insulin is aadoabtedly one of the greatest discoveries of the age...
...It has not yet been placed on the market...
...It was found by a young man, a doctor named F. G. Banting, an assistant in the physiological department of a medical school in western Ontario...

Vol. 15 • July 1923 • No. 7


 
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