1879 – Born in Chicago, New York. American physician.
– Allen’s law. A law devised before the advent of insulin on the basis of animal experiments concerning the body’s utilization of sugar.
1910 – Frederick Madison Allen and Elliot P. Joslin emerge as the two leading diabetes specialists in the United States.
1913 – Wrote, Studies Concerning Glycosuria and Diabetes. The book encourages scientists and doctors to develop therapies for diabetic patients.
1914 – Allen introduces his Starvation Diet for diabetes patients. Patients were starved until the sugar disappeared from their urine and then put on a diet of about 1,000 calories per day.
1919 – He wrote Total Dietary Regulation in the Treatment of Diabetes.
– Became the director of diabetes research at the Rockefeller Institute.
– Allen established the Physiatric Institute in New Jersey.