Saturday, April 23, 2011

Canadian Discovery: Insulin

Did you know Canada.. it was Canadian doctor Sir Frederick Grant Banting who was one of the main discovers of insulin.

Sir Frederick Grant Banting born near Alliston, Ontario in 1891.

This discovery earned Banting a Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1923 and the Canadian Parliament granted him a Life Annuity of $7,500.

It was in February 1941 that Banting was killed in an air disaster in Newfoundland while he was serving as liaison officer between the British and North American medical services during the Second World War.

Then in 2006 he was voted 4th out of the top 10 greatest Canadians.

Source: uToronto, nobelprize.org

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