Iletin Insulin


After the connection between insulin and diabetes was announced in 1921, several pharmaceutical firms hastened to bring insulin and related materials to market. One such was the Eli Lilly & Co. of Indianapolis, which adopted the term Iletin for its insulin. This turned wood canister holds a glass ampule made to contain Lilly U-10 Iletin brand insulin. The label refers to patents of Oct. 9, 1923 and Dec. 23, 1924.

Date Made: ca 1930

Maker: Eli Lilly and Company

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Indiana, Indianapolis

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Credit Line: Gift of Eli Lilly & Company; Accession 111796 (1930)

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: MG.M-02889.04Catalog Number: M-02889.04Accession Number: 111796

Object Name: Iletin, Insulin, U10pharmaceuticalbiologicalinsulinOther Terms: Iletin, Insulin, U10; Biologicals; Drugs

Physical Description: insulin (drug active ingredients)glass (container material)wood (container material)rubber (container material)paper (container material)Measurements: overall: 6.5 cm x 2.8 cm; 2 9/16 in x 1 3/32 in


Record Id: nmah_716727

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