Frederick Banting Doctor

Birthday November 14, 1891
Birthplace Alliston, Canada
Death Date Feb 21, 1941 (age 49)
Birth Sign Scorpio


Nobel Prize-winning physician who co-discovered insulin, the hormone that helps keep diabetics alive.

Before Fame

He got extensive surgical experience with the army in WWI.


Despite having little training in research, he managed to persuade a Toronto scientist to lend him a lab for eight weeks for his research.

Family Life

He was the youngest of five children born to farmers William Thompson Banting and Margaret Grant.

Associated With

Charles Best partnered with Banting in the pioneering research on insulin.


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