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.