Intravenous injections of extract from dog’s pancreas, removed from seven to ten weeks after ligation of the ducts, invariably exercises a reducing influence upon the percentage sugar of the blood and the amount of sugar excreted in the urine … the extent and duration of the reduction varies directly with the amount of extract injected.
Insulin is not a cure for diabetes; it is a treatment. It enables the diabetic to burn sufficient carbohydrates, so that proteins and fats may be added to the diet in sufficient quantities to provide energy for the economic burdens of life.
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|Birth:||14th November, 1891|
|Death:||21st February, 1941|
Sir Frederick Grant Banting was born in Alliston, Ontario, Canada. He was a Canadian medical scientist, surgeon, and Nobel laureate noted as the first person to use insulin on humans. In 1923 Banting and John James Rickard Macleod received the Nobel Prize in Medicine. He shared the award money with his colleague, Dr. Charles Best. He studied orthopedic medicine and was Resident Surgeon at the Hospital for Sick Children from 1919–20. From 1921 to 1922 he lectured in pharmacology at the University of Toronto. He received his M.D. degree in 1922, and was also awarded a gold medal.
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