Okay, so I’m sitting here doing some research for a paper I’m writing on the photographer Bill Brandt and I get to this:
''Returning to London after Christmas celebrations in Sussex on December 29, 1940, Brandt’s train had to halt some distance short of London Bridge Station because of a massive incendiary bomb attack. Brandt found himself separated from the other passengers and alone in the raid among flaming buildings. This terrifying experience may have caused the onset of diabetes from which he suffered for the rest of his life." (emphasis mine)
Okay, so this book was published in 1985…
Is there something about diabetes causes that I don’t know? …I have heard of “trigger” events, but I’ve never had a doctor confirm there’s any truth to this theory.