“In diabetics, for example, the pancreas fails to produce enough of the hormone insulin; the body needs insulin to regulate the amount of glucose in the blood. Diabetes almost always led to death until scientists in the 1920s discovered that injections of insulin could effectively treat the disease. After that, a great race was on to discover how other hormones might be harnessed to improve human health.”
摘录来自: Eig，Jonathan. “The Birth of the Pill: How Four Crusaders Reinvented Sex and Launched a Revolution.” W. W. Norton & Company, 2014-10-13T00:00:00+00:00. iBooks.