Sir Frederick Banting (1891–1941 https://pinterest.com/pin/287386019945044003/) was a Canadian medical scientist, doctor, painter and Nobel laureate noted as the primary discoverer of insulin. In 1923 Banting and John James Rickard Macleod received the Nobel Prize in Medicine. Banting shared the award money with his colleague, Dr. Charles Best. As of September 2011, Banting, who received the Nobel Prize at age 32, remains the youngest Nobel laureate in the area of Physiology/Medicine.
Discovered the First True Miracle Drug! In the spring of 1921, Frederick Banting moved into a 7-foot by 9-foot flat in Toronto, with little more than an idea. Against the advice of his girlfriend, he left behind a struggling medical practice to pursue research at the University of Toronto - though he had absolutely no research background nor expertise. However, he was certain he had an idea that could change diabetes treatment. And, he had motivation. As a youngster, he’d watched his 14-year
April 15, 1923: Extracted insulin becomes available as a treatment for diabetes. Before this, children with diabetes were placed in large hospital wards to die. During trials, Dr Frederick Banting and Charles Best (shown above) injected an entire wardful of children with insulin. By the time they injected the last child, the first had begun to wake from their comas.