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Sir Frederick Grant Banting


Banting, Sir Frederick Grant (1891–1941), Canadian physiologist who, with C.H. Best, first isolated the hormone insulin from the pancreas of dogs (1921), thus providing a major breakthrough in the treatment of diabetes. For this he shared the 1923 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine with J.J.R. Macleod, who developed the experimental facilities.

See also: Insulin.

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