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Banting, Frederick Grant, Sir

Born: 1891 AD
Died: 1941 AD, at 49 years of age.

Nationality: Canadian
Categories: Physicians, Physiologist


Canadian medical scientist, doctor

1891 - Banting was born on the 14th of November in Alliston, Ontario, Canada.


1916 - He took up medicine and graduated at the University of Toronto.


         - He took his M.B. degree and at once joined the Canadian Army Medical Corps.


1918 - He was wounded at the battle of Cambrai.


1919 - Awarded the Military Cross for heroism under fire.


         - Returned to Canada and was for a short time a medical practitioner at London, Ontario.


1919-1920 - Studied orthopedic medicine and was a Resident Surgeon at the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto.


1920-1921 - He did part-time teaching in orthopedics at the University of Western Ontario at London, Canada.


1921-1922 - He was a Lecturer in Pharmacology at the University of Toronto.


1922 - He was awarded his M.D. degree, together with a gold medal.


         - He received the Reeve Prize of the University of Toronto.          


         - Banting had been appointed Senior Demonstrator in Medicine at the University of Toronto.


         - Banting and Best started the work, which was to lead to the discovery of insulin.


1923 - Elected to the Banting and Best Chair of Medical Research, which had been endowed by the Legislature of the Province of Ontario.


         - Appointed Honorary Consulting Physician to the Toronto General Hospital.


1923 - In addition to his medical degree, Banting also obtained the LL.D. degree (Queens) and the D.Sc. degree (Toronto).


         - He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.         


         - The Canadian Parliament granted him a Life Annuity of $7,500.


1924 - Banting married Marion Robertson, ended in a divorce in 1932.


1928  - Banting gave the Cameron Lecture in Edinburgh.


1941 - He was killed 21st of February in an air disaster in Newfoundland.






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