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Take Madagascar Periwinkle for Leukemia and Pennywort for Leprosy

Abena Dove Osseo-Asare

in Bitter Roots: The Search for Healing Plants in Africa

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226085524
eISBN:
9780226086163
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226086163.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Chapter One reconsiders a key case in biopiracy debates, Eli Lilly’s discovery of leukemia treatments from rosy periwinkle (Catharanthus roseus). It contrasts periwinkle with pennywort (Centella ... More


Rusch in Winter

Andrew T. McDonald and Verlaine Stoner McDonald

in Paul Rusch in Postwar Japan: Evangelism, Rural Development, and the Battle against Communism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780813176079
eISBN:
9780813176109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813176079.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

The twilight of Rusch’s years are highlighted in Chapter 8, beginning with distinguishing honors Rusch received during the 1970s. Rusch’s health became increasingly frail as KEEP confronted various ... More


The Vision of Ezekiel

Kersten T. Hall

in Insulin - The Crooked Timber: A History from Thick Brown Muck to Wall Street Gold

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
March 2022
ISBN:
9780192855381
eISBN:
9780191945571
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192855381.003.0004
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics, Soft Matter / Biological Physics

Boston clinician Elliott Joslin likened the power of insulin with the vision of Ezekiel, the Old Testament prophet who saw a valley of dry bones rise up and be restored to life. Banting faced claims ... More


Wall Street Gold

Kersten T. Hall

in Insulin - The Crooked Timber: A History from Thick Brown Muck to Wall Street Gold

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
March 2022
ISBN:
9780192855381
eISBN:
9780191945571
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192855381.003.0013
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics, Soft Matter / Biological Physics

While researchers at Harvard and UCSF raced to be the first to clone and express human insulin, a third horse had entered this race and would ultimately be the first to cross the finish line. This ... More


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