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Nicolae Paulescu – an article about a Romanian scientist who has claimed to be the first one to discover the insulin and the international debate it sparked.


Place where the object is located
Available on the Diabetes.co.uk - a community of people with diabetes, family members, friends, supporters and carers, offering their own support and first hand knowledge.
https://www.diabetes.co.uk/pioneers/nicolae-paulescu.html
Story of the object
Nicolae Păulescu was a Romanian scientist who claimed to have been the first person to discover insulin, which he called pancreine.
When Frederick Banting and John James Rikard Macleod were awarded the 1922 Nobel Prize for Physiology and Medicine for creating usable insulin, Paulescu wrote to the Nobel Prize committee claiming that he had discovered and used insulin first.
His claims were rejected, but thanks to a British professor called Ian Murray Păulescu’s achievements are now recognised as being significant in the history of insulin.
Label
An article published on the 15th of January, by a British website https://www.diabetes.co.uk/ , written by username Editor.