Diabetes Quick History

1500 BC

Ebers Papyrus
first describes
the symptoms
of diabetes

400 BC
Susruta records
the symptoms
and classifies types
of diabetes

6 AD
Charaka refines
the work
of Susruta

10 AD
Celsus develops
a clinical
description
of diabetes  

20 AD
Aretaeus coins
the term
diabetes

1869
Paul Langerhans identifies clusters
of cells (islets of Langerhans)
in the pancreas

1889
Von Mering and Minkowski
observe that
diabetes develops
when an animal's pancreas
is removed

1921
Banting & Best
isolate secretion from animal pancreas (insulin) and inject
into diabetic dog,
to find a fall
in blood sugar!

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