Insulin in blood and insulin antibodies. Offprint

Publisher Information: New York: 1966.

Berson, Solomon A. (1918-72) and Rosalyn Yalow (1921-2011). Insulin in the blood and insulin antibodies. Offprint from The American Journal of Medicine 40 (1966). 676-690pp. Text diagrams. 268 x 188 mm. Without wrappers as issued. Light toning but very good. Docketed.

First Edition, Offprint Issue. Berson and Yalow developed the radioimmunoassay (RIA) for measuring concentrations of antigens, such as hormones, in the body. The first hormone they performed RIA on was insulin, which had been hitherto difficult to measure in the blood; the RIA technique enabled them to estimate quantities as small as one-trillionth of a gram (see 2578.28, Berson and Yalow’s 1960 paper announcing their findings). Yalow shared the 1977 Nobel Prize for her part in developing RIA; had Berson not died in 1972, he also would have been eligible for the award.

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