John James Rickard MacLeod

John James Rickard MacLeod

Birth
Clunie, Perth and Kinross, Scotland
Death 16 Mar 1935 (aged 58)
Aberdeen, Aberdeen City, Scotland
Burial Aberdeen, Aberdeen City, Scotland
Memorial ID 148072420 · View Source
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Medical Pioneer and a Nobel Prize recipient in 1923 for co-discovering insulin. Born in Scotland obtaining his PHD in medicine with expertise in the field of biochemistry and physiologist. Was a member of the "FRS" Fellowship of the Royal Society which included world renowned scientists such as Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin, and Albert Einstein to just name a few. After immigrating to United States He started teaching in Canada at the University of Toronto. In the early 1900s he started studying the endocrine system becoming interested in how the body metabolized carbohydrates. During the 1920s Macleod and Frederick Grant Banting had the idea of curing diabetes. After years or trying finally in January of 1922 the team performed the first successful clinical trial on a fourteen year old boy. Pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly and Co started mass production. In 1928 Macleod returned to Scotland and become Dean of the University of Aberdeen Medical Faculty. He died few years’ later suffering from arthritis still staying active until his death. He and his wife Mary never had children. Macleod wrote several books and won numerous awards including the Nobel Prize.

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JOHN JAMES RICKARD MACLEOD, FRS, LLD, MB, ChB, DPH, DSc, FRCP
Born 6th Sept 1876
Died 16th March 1935
CO-DISCOVERER OF INSULIN
And his wife
MARY WATSON McWALTER
Born 30th July 1876
Died 28th August 1940


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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John James Rickard MacLeod (6 Sep 1876–16 Mar 1935), Find A Grave Memorial no. 148072420, citing Allenvale Cemetery, Aberdeen, Aberdeen City, Scotland ; Maintained by Find A Grave .