Bittersweet

Bittersweet

One of medicine's most remarkable therapeutic triumphs was the discovery of insulin in 1921. The drug produced astonishing results, rescuing children and adults from the deadly grip of diabetes. But as Chris Feudtner demonstrates, the subsequent transformation of the disease from a fatal condition into a chronic illness is a story of success tinged with irony, a revealing saga that illuminates the complex human consequences of medical intervention.

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Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press (January 21, 2004)

Collection: Studies in Social Medicine

Page count: 320 pages

Language: English


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