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Frederick Grant Banting
KBE MC FRS FRSC

Banting in 1931
Born (1891-11-14)November 14, 1891
Alliston, Ontario, Canada
Died February 21, 1941(1941-02-21) (aged 49)
Near Musgrave Harbour, Dominion of Newfoundland
Nationality Canadian
Alma mater University of Toronto
Known for Co-discoverer of insulin
Notable awards

Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
Flavelle Medal

Spouse Marion Robertson (m. 1924; her death 1932)
Henrietta Ball (m. 1937; his death 1941)
Children 1

The method of estimating the potency of insulin solutions is based on the effect that insulin produces upon the blood sugar of normal animals.
Frederick Banting
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.
Frederick Banting
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.
Frederick Banting
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.
Frederick Banting