Toronto July 30th, 1921! Thank you Dr. Banting!

On July 30th 1921, 91 years ago, researchers at the University of Toronto, led by Surgeon Frederick Grant Banting, made the grand discovery of insulin.
This miracle hormone (and/or synthetic drug) became the lifeline of so many children and adults who would not be alive today without it.
Dr Banting...war hero...and hero to all people with diabetes.

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Comment by Doris D on July 31, 2012 at 1:52pm


Comment by Doris D on July 31, 2012 at 2:03pm

Oh and THANK YOU Linda for putting this up!

Comment by nel on July 31, 2012 at 2:15pm

From the archives : On July 30, Dog 410 is the first to receive the extract.
Visiting Banting House , London , ON next month ...our first time ..

Comment by Linda G on July 31, 2012 at 5:06pm

Yes Nel...AND #410 lived!!!!!

Comment by Terrie on August 1, 2012 at 1:10am

Wow! Soon to be 100 years since Dr. Bantings' Awesome idea came true
with the help of Dr. Charles Best, Dr. James Collip and John MacLeod.
Hard to believe.

A Huge Thank You to All of them for my being able to celebrate my
50th(+)D-Anniversary. :)

Thanks Linda!! :) Can't wait Nel! :)

Comment by Linda G on August 1, 2012 at 9:53am

100 YEARS!!! A whole century!!....millions of lives saved!
Have you seen the movie "Glory Enough for All"??

Comment by catlover on August 1, 2012 at 11:16am

Thank you Dr. Banting. So many of us owe you our lives. Me included.

Comment by Stacey Keller on August 11, 2012 at 10:02pm
My mom got a A+ on a report on insulin.


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