Nearby, mounted bronze plaques will present Macleod’s name, key dates, his role in the discovery of insulin and a replica of his 1923 Nobel Prize for Medicine medal inset in stone.
Despite his prestigious Nobel recognition, Macleod was effectively airbrushed from history for nearly 50 years. It wasn’t until 1982, when historian Michael Bliss published the untold story behind the development of the world’s first clinically useful insulin, that Macleod’s vital contribution to this miracle drug was revealed.
This project was inspired by Professor Bliss’s tireless 30+ year campaign to give Jack Macleod’s scientific legacy the global acclaim it so rightfully deserves.
Some of his works include sculptures aboard the Queen Mary 2 and statues of Jock Stein, Jimmy Johnstone, Billy McNeill, Ben Bouden the poet of Dudley, the Shipbuilders at Port Glasgow and canine war hero Rifleman Khan.
The sculptor’s first portrait of Jack Macleod.
Rendering of the JJR Macleod Memorial Statue.