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43rd Historia Medica - Stanley Misler, MD, PhD

Speaker:  Stanley Misler, MD, PhD
Lecture Title:  “The Isolated Pancreatic Islet as a Micro-Organ and its Transplantation to
                             Cure Diabetes: Celebrating the Legacy of Paul Lacy”
Location:  Bernard Becker Medical Library, King Center, 7th floor
Time:  Thursday, February 19, 4:30-5:30 pm

A free lecture supported by the Becker Library and the Center for History of Medicine.

Dr. Stanley Misler holds appointments in the Departments of Internal Medicine (Division of Nephrology), of Cell Biology and Physiology, and of Biomedical Engineering at Washington University.  Dr. Misler’s lecture will highlight Paul E. Lacy (1924-2005), former head of the Washington University’s Department of Pathology, and his groundbreaking research of endocrine cells in the pancreas that led to the discovery and success of islet transplants as an experimental treatment for Type I diabetes mellitus.

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   Stanley Misler, MD, PhD   Paul E. Lacy, MD    Islet Transplantation. Illustration by Giovanni Maki.
   Dr. Stanley Misler (left), Dr. Paul E. Lacy (center), and diagram showing islet tranplantation (right).

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