Sir Dr Frederick Banting MC KBE FRS FRSC

Died aged c. 50

Sir Frederick Grant Banting KBE MC FRS FRSC (November 14, 1891 – February 21, 1941) was a Canadian medical scientist, physician, painter, and Nobel laureate noted as the co-discoverer of insulin and its therapeutic potential. In 1923, Banting and John Macleod received the Nobel Prize in Medicine. Banting shared the honours and award money with his colleague, Charles Best. That same year, the government of Canada granted Banting a lifetime annuity to continue his work. As to this day, Frederick Banting, who received the Nobel Prize at age 32, remains the youngest Nobel laureate for Physiology/Medicine.

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Banting House Le Maison Banting Here, in the early morning hours of October 31, 1920, Dr. Frederick Banting conceived an idea for research that led to the discovery of insulin. He believed that diabetes, then a fatal disease, could be treated by a substance extracted from a dog's atrophied pancreas. Banting was the pivotal member of the Toronto team that isolated and refined this extract, now known as insulin. In January 1922, insulin showed spectacular test results and became a lifesaving therapy worldwide. Banting House, known as the "Birthplace of Insulin", reminds us of the most important Canadian medical discovery of the 20th century. C'est dans la maison Banting que se produisit la plus grande découverte médicale du XXe siècle au Canada. À l'aurore du 31 octobre 1920, Frederick Banting eut l'intuition du processus qui allait mener à la découverte de l'insuline: à savoir que l'on pourrait soigner le diabète, maladie jusque-là fatale, grâce à une substance extraite due pancréas atrophié d'un chien. Il fut le principal artisan de l'équipe de Toronto qui a isolé et raffiné l'insuline. Après des tests fructueux en janvier 1922, la production de l'insuline permit aux diebètiques du monde entier de bénéficier d'une thérapie salutaire.

442 Adelaide Street N., London, ON, Canada where they in the early morning hours of October 31, 1920, conceived an idea for research that led to the discovery of insulin (1920)