Schafer

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Schä·fer

(shā'fĕr),
Edward A. Sharpey-, English physiologist and histologist, 1850-1935. See: Schäfer method.
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In 1910, Sir Edward Albert Sharpey-Schafer suggested that people with diabetes were deficient in a single chemical that was normally produced by the pancreas -- he proposed calling this substance ''insulin"', from the Latin ''insula'', meaning island, in reference to the insulinproducing islets of Langerhans in the pancreas.
In 1894 a British physiologist, Edward Albert Sharpey-Schafer (1850-1935), showed that a substance extracted from the adrenals would raise the blood pressure if injected into an animal's bloodstream.