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Canadian physician who won the Nobel Prize (with John J. Macleod) in 1923 for the discovery of insulin.


Frederick Grant Banting was born on 14th November, 1891, at Alliston, Canada. He was the youngest among the other five children of William Thompson Banting and Margaret Grant.

Frederick Banting is a famous name in the circle of medication. Known for his revelation of the marvel drug insulin, he went ahead to bring trees and leap forward developments in the field of Canadian and world therapeutic science. With a wide exhibit of interests, Banting broadened in the field of prescription too. From Orthopedics to Pharmacology and General Medicine, Banting contemplated and knew it all. Over the span of his prospering vocation, Frederick Banting turned into the most youthful beneficiary of prestigious Nobel Prize. He won the same in Medicine and Physiology at a youthful age of 32.

He was enormously impacted by diabetes, much more after he lost a youthful companion to the illness. He clung on to his ability and an enthusiasm for the subject and, with the help of one of his prized understudies, Dr. Charles Best; he found and started the generation of Insulin. With incalculable accomplishments, for example, the making it to the 'main 4 Greatest Canadians' rundown and being accepted into the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame, Banting deified his works and made crisp trust in the treatment of executioner sicknesses.


Instructed at the Public and High Schools at Alliston, he later went to the University of Toronto to study eternality, yet soon exchanged to the investigation of pharmaceutical. In 1916 he took his M.B. degree. He studied orthopedic medicine during 1919-1920 in Toronto. He got his M.D. Degree along with a gold medal in 1922


Soon after getting his MBA degree, he joined the Canadian Army Medical Corps, and served, amid the First World War, in France. In 1918 he was injured at the skirmish of Cambrai and in 1919 he was recompensed the Military Cross for valor under flame.

At the point when the war finished in 1919, Banting came back to Canada and was for a brief timeframe worked as a medicinal specialist at London, Ontario. He studied orthopedic medicine during 1919-1920 and also worked as a resident surgeon at the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto. From 1920 until 1921 he parted time educating in orthopedics at the University of Western Ontario at London, Canada, other than his general practice, and from 1921 until 1922 he was Lecturer in Pharmacology at the University of Toronto. In 1922 he was recompensed his M.D. degree, together with a gold decoration.

Over the span of his profession, Banting confronted an individual misfortune when a dear companion succumbed to diabetes, an executioner malady at the time. His enthusiasm for the subject developed after this and he enthusiastically read works that corresponded diabetes with the absence of a protein hormone, called insulin, discharged by the pancreatic segment. Banting discovered that if the pancreatic segment neglects to discharge insulin, the sugar levels in a human body raise prompting extreme reactions. Later, Banting, alongside kindred understudy, Dr. Charles Best, went ahead to propose an answer that changed the substance of restorative history until the end of time.

Banting and Best finished their tests in 1922. The next year Banting and Macleod got the 1923 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine for the revelation of insulin, however Macleod had not really joined in the first research. Enraged that Macleod, instead of Best, had gotten the Nobel Prize, Banting separated his offer of the recompense similarly with Best. Macleod shared his segment of the Nobel Prize with James B. Collip, a youthful scientific expert who had assisted with the cleaning of insulin. In 1923 Banting got to be leader of the University of Toronto's Banting and Best Department of Medical Research. Banting was made a knight of the British Empire in 1934.

Through the course of his examination, Banting was agreed the spot of Senior Demonstrator of Medicine at the University of Toronto and was additionally chosen as the leader of the novel Banting and Best establishment sponsored by the 'Lawmaking body of the region of Ontario'. He was likewise given the LL.D degree and the prestigious D.Sc. degree before accepting the regarded Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine. Taking after the Nobel Prize, he won a progression of privileged degrees and leads, two of them being the Reeve Prize from the University of Toronto and the Life Annuity accomplishment from the Canadian Parliament. After at long last finding the 'marvel drug', he went ahead to study and research on changed subjects, for example, tumor, suffocating, silicosis and the syncope disorder at the Banting and Best Institute. At this point, his vocation was loaded with extraordinary revelations of which, the disclosure of insulin turned out to be a standout amongst the most sensational uncovering in restorative history.

Towards the end of his life, Banting built up an enthusiasm for flying drug and started to head the Royal Canadian Air Force Clinical Investigation for battle pilots. He soon left on a pivotal voyage on February 1941, for England to direct operational tests for the flying suit rank created by a dear companion called Wilbur Franks.

Banting's work of art has picked up consideration in the craftsmanship group; he had an artwork named as "St. Tîte des Cap" was sold for CDN $30,000 along with the purchaser's premium at a Canadian Art gallery in Toronto. He and his insulin disclosure have likewise been delineated in different media positions, including comic books, the life story by Michael Bliss, and on TV. The 1988 TV motion picture Glory enough for all portrayed the quest for insulin by Banting and Best, with R. H. Thomson featuring as Banting. Banting is additionally depicted by Jason Priestley loading up his deadly flight in the 2006 authentic dramatization Above and Beyond. In January, 2007, insulin was named first in a cross-Canada study by the CBC to distinguish the 10 Greatest Canadian Inventions.

On his name a award for Military Health Research was started which was supported by the True Patriot Love Foundation, is given every year by the Surgeon General to the analyst whose work displayed at the yearly Military and Veterans Health Research Forum is considered to contribute most to military wellbeing. It was initially granted in 2011 within the sight of a few Banting descendants.


  • Another award was set up in 2012 on his name for the Military Trauma Research at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Center. Medical Director of Sunnybrook's Tory Regional Trauma Center and Senior Specialist and Trauma Adviser to the Surgeon General, Colonel Homer Tien was the principal Chair holder.

    In 1923 Banting and John James Rickard Macleod got the Nobel Prize in Medicine. Banting imparted the grant cash to his partner, Dr. Charles Best. In September 2011, Banting, at the age of 32 got the Nobel Prize, and became the youngest Nobel laureate in the zone of Physiology as well as Medicine. He was awarded a lifetime annuity by the Canadian government for his research work. King George V in 1934 knighted him.


It's said that his family used to practice Methodist religion and were descent of British. Though there is not enough information available about his religious beliefs and practices.


He was never interested in the politics. He just wanted to serve the country; firstly he tried it by working in the army and then found himself drawn towards the medicine sector where he put all his efforts to fight with the disease of Diabetes. Therefore, not much information is available about his political views.


Banting built up an enthusiasm for painting starting around 1921 while he was in London, Ontario. Some of his first pieces were done on the back of the cardboard his shirts returned from the dry-cleaners in. He got to be companions with The Group of Seven specialists A. Y. Jackson and Lawren Harris, sharing their affection for the tough Canadian scene. In 1927 he made an outlining trip with Jackson to the St. Lawrence River in Quebec. Soon thereafter they made a trip to RCMP stations in the Arctic on the Canadian Government supply ship Beothic. The representations, done both in oils on birch boards and in pen and ink, were named after the spots he went to: Pond Inlet, Ellesmere Island, Craig Harbor, Eskimo tents at Etach, Baylot Island; others were not known. Banting and Jackson additionally made painting endeavors to Walsh Lake, French River, Georgian Bay and the Sudbury District.


Frederick Banting, the most youthful of five kids, was conceived on November fourteenth 1891, to William Thompson Banting and Margaret Grant, close to the cliquey town of Alliston in Ontario. As a tyke, Banting enjoyed various additional curricular exercises at the different state funded schools he went to. His first vocation decision was the armed force however he couldn't make it because of his poor visual perception. Banting chose to seek after further instruction, and in the trust of accomplishing something marginally diverse, he enlisted for a heavenly nature course at the University of Toronto. Banting understood that his advantages lay somewhere else and chose to change courses to Medicine at a much later stage. He appropriately finished his training and earned a M.B. from the University of Toronto in the year 1916. He earned a spot at the Canadian Medical Corps and worked there through WWI. Banting was harmed amid the Battle of Cambrai in the year 1919 at the same time, regardless of this, he benevolently spared the lives of numerous warriors and was recognized and honored the Military Cross for "bravery" amid war.

Banting wedded twice. His first marriage was to Marion Robertson in 1924; they had one youngster, William (born in 1928). They separated in 1932 and Banting wedded Henrietta Ball in 1937.

Physical Characteristics : In February 1941, Banting kicked the bucket of wounds and presentation taking after the accident of a Lockheed L-14 Super Electra/Hudson in which he was a traveler, in Musgrave Harbor Newfoundland. The plane, which had left from Gander, Newfoundland, endured a disappointment of both engines. The co-pilot and navigator passed on right away, however the pilot, Captain Joseph Mackey, and Banting survived the underlying effect. Mackey was the sole survivor of the crash and according to him, Banting passed on from his wounds the following day. He was on the way to England to direct operational tests on the Franks flying suit created by his associate Wilbur Franks.

Banting and his better half are buried at Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Toronto.

  • ““Insulin is not a cure for diabetes; it is a treatment. It enables the diabetic to burn sufficient carbohydrates so that proteins and fats may be added to the diet in sufficient quantities to provide energy for the economic burdens of life.””


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His father was a well established farmer named William Thompson Banting and his mother was Margaret Grant Banting. Banting wedded Marion Robertson in 1924; they had one tyke, William (b. 1928). This marriage finished in a separation in 1932, and in 1937 Banting wedded Henrietta Ball.

William Thompson Banting

Margaret Grant Banting

Marion Robertson

Henrietta Ball