|14 Days To Live—He Dies 30 Years Later. (1954, March 31). The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA : 1931 - 1954), p. 1. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article47565237|
Insulin and its application in treating diabetes in humans was pioneered in Toronto, Canada in 1921 - 22 by Frederick Banting. Research into the treatment of diabetes had been progressing in Germany and in Europe in 1914 but was interrupted by the start of the Great War. Professor T. Brailsford Robertson, based in Adelaide, had worked in Canada and was aware of the research by his friends and former colleagues in Toronto. He and a colleague made a small experimental supply of insulin from pigs in the Adelaide abattoirs and this was used to treat Mr Cornish.
- Strakosch C. The discovery of insulin. In University Endocrine Department. Greenslopes Private Hospital: Brisbane, 2004; 20. Retrieved from http://www.historicgreenslopes.com/documents/Booklet_The%20Discovery%20of%20Insulin%2006.pdf