Sir Frederick G. Banting M.D. FRC MC KBE (14, November, 1891 - 21, February, 1941) was a Canadian painter, physician, scientist, and soldier who served during the First World War.
In 1921, Dr. Banting and Dr. Charles Best discovered insulin, a hormone found in the pancreatic extract of dogs, which, when injected, served as a preventative measure against hypoglycemia and effectively cured diabetes. For their discovery, the pair was awarded the Nobel Prize of Physiology and Medicine.
Early Life Edit
Frederick Banting was born at Alliston, Ontario, Canada on 14, November, 1891 to William Thomas Banting, a farmer, and his wife Margaret Grant.