The Discovery of Insulin at Queen Anne Science Café

Tuesday, 1 March 2011 - 7:30pm
T.S. McHugh’s Click here for Map

The Discovery of Insulin: Lifting the Death Sentence of Diabetes with Thea Cooper, co-author of Breakthrough: Elizabeth Hughes, the Discovery of Insulin, and the Making of a Medical Miracle.

In the early 1900s, the best hope for a child with diabetes was to follow a risky starvation diet while waiting for a cure to be discovered. But the discovery of insulin in 1922 was a most unlikely medical breakthrough. This Queen Anne Science Café with writer Thea Cooper will trace the intersecting stories of the principal discoverer and one of the first recipients of this miracle drug. The speaker will be available afterward to sign copies of her book.

Queen Anne Science Café is held on the first Tuesday of each month. Did you miss a café and want to hear the discussion? Most Science Cafés are recorded by KCTS 9 and are available for online viewing. Queen Anne Science Cafes take place at T.S. McHugh's and are presented in partnership with Pacific Science Center, Science on Tap and KCTS 9.