The story of insulin is a fascinating one and the show itself was quite amazing, with many original and fascimile documents. The Patient Advocate bought a book called "Breakthrough" - authored by Thea Cooper and Arthur Ainsberg. The book tells the story of the discovery of Insulin and the last minute "resurrection' of Elizabeth Hughes (and others). Elizabeth was the daughter of the Secretary of State, Charles Evans Hughes. While the story line is riveting, the book suffers from various shortcomings, not the least is that it was written by two people - a fatal formula. Ultimately the book is a "poor read", as it suffers from unnecessary and misleading modern "flourishes". In other words the authors make shit up, they "dramatize" situtions that never happened. In this sense it is very "modern" and idiotic. This almost gets in the way of the essential narrative of this powerful story - and ultimately led the PA to go to the local public library and get out an older book on Frederick Banting, the Canadian inventor of insulin.
While reading "Breakthrough", the Patient Advocate had drumming through his head repeatedly - "Judy Mikovits is our Frederick Banting, Judy Mikovits is our Frederick Banting".
Frederick Banting has always been a favorite of the Patient Advocate - and it is no secret that Dr. Judy Mikovits is also a favorite of the PA, and has been for some time.