Born: November 14, 1891
Died: February 21, 1941
Place of Birth: Alliston, Ontario
Frederick Banting, along with a colleague, J.J.R. MacLeod, were awarded the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 1923.
He was the youngest of six children and failed his first year in Arts at the University of Toronto.
Banting then switched to Medicine and graduated in 1916.
He was wounded in World War I and was given a medal for valour.
After the war, Frederick Banting enrolled in work towards qualifying to be an orthopedic surgeon.
Banting and another researcher, C.H. Best, conducted experiments leading to the discovery of insulin.
Insulin was an inportant life saving remedy for Diabetes Mellitus.
Banting split his share of Nobel Prize money with Best after a disageement with MacLeod.
He later was appointed Professor of Medical Research at the University of Toronto.
In 1934, he was knighted and became known as "Sir Frederick Banting".
Frederick Banting died in 1941 as a result of an airplane accident in Newfoundland while on a medical mission.
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