On October 20, Lithuania Post will release a new stamp dedicated to the founder of experimental diabetology Oskar Minkowski. The experiments conducted by this world famous physician gave basis for discovery and synthesis of insulin.
Since 1992, patients suffering from diabetes have been given insulin therapy that has saved millions of lives. In 2012, the insulin therapy will celebrate its 90th anniversary.
The stamp will be released in the edition of 100 000 copies. The nominal value is LTL 1.35 (EUR 0.39). The stamp has been designed by the artist Vaclovas Butrimas. Along with the stamp, the first day cover and sheet will be issued.