The Extreme Darwinian Principles of Science Fiction Writer H.G. Wells Seen in Contrast to His Personal Views Concerning His Own Diabetes
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William James Maloney
Diabetes is a disorder which affects millions of individuals worldwide.
Diabetes refers to a group of metabolic disorders in which the body either does not
produce enough insulin or the body does not respond to the insulin that is being
H.G. Wells was well-known throughout the world for his writing in the science fiction
genre. He also adhered to strict Darwinian principles. However, upon developing
diabetes he became a staunch advocate for the access to insulin for all without regard
for their ability to pay for it. Wells performed many noble and altruistic deeds on behalf
of his fellow diabetics. This certainly did not correspond with his beliefs and attitudes in
other areas of life.
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