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Sir Frederick Banting KBE, MC, FRS, FRSC, was the co-discoverer of insulin, a Nobel laureate, a medical scientist, and a painter. Following the discovery of insulin, he was appointed Canada's first professor of medical research at the University of Toronto.
The youngest of the six children of William Banting and Margaret Grant, Banting grew up on a farm near Alliston, Ontario. After graduating from University of Toronto's Faculty of Medicine, he served in the Canadian Army Medical Corps during World War One. He was awarded the Military Cross for valor.
|Dr. Frederick Banting (right) and Dr. Charles Best|
In 1921 he and C.H. Best began research into a cure for diabetes at the University of Toronto. Their experiments led to the discovery of insulin. Banting was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physiology and Medicine in 1923, the youngest man to receive the Nobel in medicine. He was knighted in 1934.
Banting married Marion Robertson in 1924. They had one son, William Robertson, before divorcing in 1932. In 1939 he married Henrietta Ball.
He died in a plane crash in Newfoundland in 1941.
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