The airbrushing from history of the Aberdeen insulin pioneer

The airbrushing from history of the Aberdeen insulin pioneer

Aberdeen graduate and former Regius professor JJR Macleod guided a team in the discovery of life-saving insulin. But as the world marks the centenary of the breakthrough, which transformed Type 1 diabetes from a death sentence to a manageable condition, his name is frequently omitted from celebrations. As part of Diabetes Week 2021, we explore how JJR Macleod became the forgotten man of insulin discovery and examine the efforts to restore his place in history 100 years on.

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