Banting, Sir Frederick Grant

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Banting, Sir Frederick Grant

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1891-1941

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Sir Frederick Grant Banting was born in Alliston, Ontario, Canada on November 14, 1891. He was a physician who with Charles H. Best was one of the first to extract the hormone insulin from the pancreas. Injections of insulin proved to be the first effective treatment for diabetes. Banting was awarded a share of the 1923 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine for his achievement. He died on February 21, 1941 in Newfoundland.

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