Elliott Proctor Joslin

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Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty PB00068179

Elliott Proctor Joslin was born in Oxford, Massachusetts back in 1869.  He was educated at the Leicester Academy, Yale College and Harvard Medical School.  After graduation he opened he medical practice in 1908.  He carried out extensive metabolic balance studies examining fasting and feeding in patients.

He especially kept records regarding the benefit of carbohydrate and calorie restricted diets.  Patents were admitted to units at New England Deaconess Hospital, helping to initiate a program to help train nurses to supervise the rigorous diet program.  He died in Brookline, Massachusetts in 1962 he was 92.

What you may not know about Elliott is that he was the first doctor to specialize in diabetes and the founder of Joslin Diabetes Center.  It was the world’s first diabetes care facility, and today maintains its place as the largest diabetes clinic in the world.  In 1916, he wrote the first textbook on diabetes in the English Language.  The first hospital blood glucose monitoring system for pre-meal testing was developed under Elliott’s direction, the forerunner of the modern glucometer.

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Comments (14)

Barbara Tattersall
Keller Williams Realty Metropolitan (Keene,NH) - Keene, NH
GRI

Those names...Elliot, Proctor and Joslin are very familiar names in New England.  Dr. Joslin's discoveries are a gift to those who suffer from diabetes.

Dec 29, 2020 03:52 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

A very important figure in medical history, James. Diabetes in this country seems to be impacting an awful lot of people.

Dec 29, 2020 05:04 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I use his test procedures every day, bless his soul 👍

Happy New Year's week James Dray 

Dec 29, 2020 05:19 AM
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

It would be nice if all foods that were sold had to be healthy for our diets, haha.

Dec 29, 2020 05:19 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

Fortunately diabetes is one thing I do not/have not had to deal with James Dray but thank God that there are men and women who work on these medical conditions for the betterment of many.

Dec 29, 2020 05:25 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

Good morning James Dray  certainly a man that did a great number of people a great amount of good.

Dec 29, 2020 06:06 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, James, for sharing this story.

Take care, be safe and have a great day.

Dec 29, 2020 06:07 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

James,

We had friends who wrote 12 books on Diabetes.  One was diabetic, the other was not.  I ended up knowing quite a bit on the subject.  A

Dec 29, 2020 07:04 AM
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning James,

One of the many diseases that should have a cure for!

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Dec 29, 2020 08:10 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Many people have benefitted from Elliot's research into diabetes. His accolades have been richly deserved.

Dec 29, 2020 01:41 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi James:

Having lived in Boston for years, I had heard of Dr. Joslin, and certainly the diabetes center he founded. He certainly deserved the recognition he achieved for his research and contributions.

Dec 29, 2020 03:12 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi James- think about all of the people who have diabetes...thank goodness for his research. 

Dec 29, 2020 05:16 PM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

So interesting, I wonder how many lives he saved with his amazing work.

Dec 29, 2020 06:23 PM
faye schubert
Branson, MO
Living the Branson Lake Life

My Dad was diabetic. I have 2 brothers diabetic. One "took"  himself off his meds and 8 years later had a stroke which nearly took his life. My husband is diabetic and on insulin. It's nothing to ignore.

Dec 30, 2020 06:15 AM