Thinking of FDR on World Diabetes Day
Today is World Diabetes Day, and the birthday of Sir Frederick Banting, one of the co-discoverers of insulin.
A breadline is an appropriate place to hang out during the ongoing insulin price crisis we find ourselves in. The Franklin Delano Roosevelt Monument in Washington, D.C. includes multiple sculptures. “Depression Breadline” by George Segal was cast in bronze at the Johnson Atelier Technical Institute of Sculpture (now The Seward Johnson Atelier). Banting's own words are on this t-shirt from T1International: “Insulin does not belong to me. It belongs to the world.”
View a full photograph of “Depression Breadline.”
Read about the FDR Monument.
Read about Banting and visit a virtual exhibit "Dear Dr. Banting" curated by Kat MacDonald in London, Ontario.
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