Isolation of Insulin a Canadian Discovery

In 1921, Isolation of Insulin was discovered by Frederick Grant Banting and Charles H. Best, both Canadian Biochemists at the University of Toronto. A lack of insulin in the body causes high blood sugars, which over time causes a disease called Diabetes Mellitus, if untreated can lead to a whole slue of other diseases, from eye issues to amputations. Banting and Best experimented with insulin preparations on diabetic dogs and then on January 11th, 1922 tested successfully on Leonard Thompson, a 14year old boy with diabetes.

Date:
      January 11th 1922
Name(s):
      Frederick Grant Banting
      Charles H. Best
Occupation:
      Canadian Biochemists
Location:
      Toronto, Ontario, Canada


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