Collip plunged into endocrinological research and was one of the first to isolate the parathyroid hormone. In 1928 he succeeded A.B. MACALLUM as professor of biochemistry at McGill, where for the next decade he and his students were leaders in endocrinology, pioneering in the isolation and study of the ovarian and gonadotrophic hormones. A dominant figure in Canadian wartime medical research, Collip served as dean of medicine at Western 1947-61. A restless, driven man, Collip had been the best scientist on the insulin team, and afterwards made the most significant contributions to medical research. He did not court honours and seldom discussed the discovery of insulin. During the 1930s he became a good friend of Banting.
Author MICHAEL BLISS
Links to Other Sites
James Bertram Collip
A profile of Dr. James Bertram Collip, pioneer endocrine researcher. From the Canadian Medical Hall Of Fame and the Virtual Museum of Canada.
The Discovery and Early Development of Insulin
An outstanding online exhibit about Canada’s leading role in the discovery and development of insulin as a treatment for diabetes. This digitalized collection of original archival material features laboratory notebooks and charts, correspondence, published papers, photographs, awards, scrapbooks and much more. From the website for the University of Toronto Libraries.
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