|Frederick Grant Banting
KBE MC FRS FRSC
Banting in 1931
November 14, 1891|
Alliston, Ontario, Canada
|Died||February 21, 1941
Near Musgrave Harbour, Dominion of Newfoundland
|Alma mater||University of Toronto|
|Known for||Co-discoverer of insulin|
Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
|Spouse||Marion Robertson (m. 1924; her death 1932)
Henrietta Ball (m. 1937; his death 1941)
The method of estimating the potency of insulin solutions is based on the effect that insulin produces upon the blood sugar of normal animals.
I very deeply appreciate the honour which you have conferred upon me in awarding the Nobel Prize for 1923 to me and Professor J.J.R. Macleod.
Diabetes mellitus is due to a deficiency of the internal secretion of the pancreas. The main principle of treatment is, therefore, to correct this deficiency.
If a patient became sugar-free and blood sugar normal on a basal requirement diet, the caloric intake was gradually increased until sugar appeared in the urine. The tolerance was thus ascertained.