Banting Frederick Grant


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Ban·ting

 (băn′tĭng), Sir Frederick Grant 1891-1941.
Canadian physician. He shared a 1923 Nobel Prize for the purification of insulin and its application to the treatment of diabetes.

Ban·ting

(băn′tĭng), Sir Frederick Grant 1891-1941.
Canadian physiologist who isolated the hormone insulin, used in the treatment of diabetes. Banting conducted research into the secretions of the pancreas, including insulin. With Charles Best, he experimented with diabetic dogs, demonstrating that insulin lowered their blood sugar. Insulin was tested and proven effective on humans within months of the first experiments with dogs.