Diabetes Pioneer Dies at 96

August 25, 2010

Dr. William R. Kirtley, a medical researcher pioneer who helped develop drugs after World War II that greatly improved the lives of diabetics, has died at the age of 96.

Kirtley was part of a research team at Eli Lilly & Company in Indianapolis that conducted groundbreaking research on diabetes drugs after the war.

Kirtley won the Banting Medal from the American Diabetes Association in 1971.

For the full article go to the Washington Post.

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