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Banting and Best(65837)

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In January, 1922, after several more setbacks, Banting and Best accomplished what looked like an actual experimental success. They were treating a dog—part collie and part just dog—who was diabetic and should have been dead long since. But the dog, a female, was alive and frisky.  The extract worked.  Banting and Best were set for the really decisive test—on a human being. The human guinea pig was Joe Gilchrist, one of Banting's childhood friends. Gilchrist had life-threatening diabetes; and the Allen diet, though it kept him alive, had brought him down to a scant shadow of life.

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