Did a Saint help discover insulin?
Professor Giuseppe Moscati – (1880 – 1927) He is a saint whose many accomplishments include his pioneering biochemistry research in the discovery of insulin; and one of the first to introduce insulin therapy in Italy.
Professor Moscati braved the Mount Vesuvius eruption of 1906 to rescue patients from a hospital. A member of the Royal Academy of Surgical Medicine, he earned a doctorate in physiological chemistry, and ultimately, an expert in 23 separate medical specialties. And, during the cholera outbreak of 1911 his valuable research provided important insights to the disease’s origin and effective treatments.
Moscati was canonized by the Catholic Church (Pope John Paul II) in 1987, and his feast day is November 16.
This is a very fine and important Italian 800 silver Presentation Bowl. The 14” oval gadrooned bowl on whorl feet, has a scalloped rim and repousse rose spray motif.
The dedication reads: La Signora Angelina Miraglia Braca Al Prof. Giuseppe Moscati, Riconoscente 1926 (translation: We are grateful)
Weighs approximately 884 grams. Measures approximately 14 inches long x 12.25 inches wide x 4 inches tall. Ship standard size 20" X 20" X 12.625"
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