Frederick Banting--Nobel Laureate for Discovery of Insulin

Shampo, Marc A.; Kyle, Robert A.
May 2005
Mayo Clinic Proceedings;May2005, Vol. 80 Issue 5, p576
Academic Journal
The article profiles Nobel Laureate Frederick Grant Banting. Banting shared the 1923 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine with fellow Canadian John James Rickard MacLeod (1876-1935) for the discovery of insulin. During World War I (1914-1918), Banting served as a medical officer with the Canadian Army, first in England and then in France, where at Cambrai, he sustained a severe shrapnel wound to his right forearm. Banting was professor of medical research at the University of Toronto. The injection of this extract into diabetic dogs i.e., dogs whose pancreas had been removed quickly restored the health of the dogs.


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