Gladys Boyd Medicine

Among the first doctors to treat diabetic children with insulin

The Story

Boyd received her medical degree from the University of Toronto in 1918. She became a pioneer in the treatment of juvenile diabetes and an internationally-recognized expert on childhood nephritis (inflammation of the kidneys). From 1921 until 1950, she was head of the Endocrine Service at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. There, she directed research on diabetes, nephritis and tuberculosis. Boyd was elected president of the Federation of Medical Women of Canada in 1932.

Sources: The Indomitable Lady Doctors, Carlotta Hacker, Irwin Clarke Pub. 1974


The Person

November 30, 1894
Date of Death
November 30, 1969
Medical Doctor
Last Updated
May 23, 2011

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