South African Young Academy of Science

For whom the bell tolls

For whom the bell tolls
January 5, 2021 HaysHarvest
Do we benefit from scientific advancement equally? December 2nd 1921, 14-year-old Leonard Thompson is admitted into the Toronto General Hospital. Emaciated and weighing just 29.5 kilograms, suffering from severe diabetes in a time where treatment could only delay death through fasting on a calorie-restricted diet, his prospects of survival are low. However, in a small…