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This episode of The Dialog’s In Depth Out Loud podcast tells the story of the monstrous egos and poisonous rivalries behind the invention of insulin.
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Kersten Corridor, writer and honorary fellow on the faculty of philosophy, faith and historical past of science on the College of Leeds, recounts a story that at instances resembles Recreation of Thrones in lab coats, with pipettes slightly than poisoned daggers.
The music in In Depth Out Loud is Evening Caves, by Lee Rosevere. In Depth Out Loud is produced by Gemma Ware.
This story got here out of a challenge at The Dialog referred to as Insights, which is supported by Analysis England. You’ll be able to learn extra tales within the sequence right here.
Kersten’s new e book ‘Insulin – the Crooked Timber: A Historical past from Thick Brown Muck to Wall Road Gold’ will probably be printed by Oxford College Press on thirteenth January 2022 and is accessible to pre-order. www.kerstenhall.com