Today in World History: November 14th

The Canadian Sir Frederick Banting was born on November 14th, 1891. His famous research with dogs led to the discovery of insulin. Along with Charles Best and J. J. R. Macleod, they extended the life of diabetics dramatically. Insulin is still the best treatment for diabetics now. He received the Noble Prize in Physiology or Medicine, albeit without Best, although he shared the cash reward with him. After continuing to research for several more years, Banting died in 1941 at the age of 49.

“No one has ever had an idea in a dress suit.”

-Sir Frederick Banting


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s