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Frederick Banting

1891 - 1941

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Sir Frederick Grant Banting (November 14, 1891 – February 21, 1941) was a Canadian medical scientist, physician, painter, and Nobel laureate noted as the co-discoverer of insulin and its therapeutic potential.In 1923, Banting and John Macleod received the Nobel Prize in Medicine. Banting shared the honours and award money with his colleague, Charles Best. That same year, the government of Canada granted Banting a lifetime annuity to continue his work. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Frederick Banting has received more than 2,470,747 page views. His biography is available in 68 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 64 in 2019). Frederick Banting is the 37th most popular physician (up from 70th in 2019), the 16th most popular biography from Canada (up from 22nd in 2019) and the most popular Canadian Physician.

Frederick Banting was a Canadian physician and scientist who, along with Charles Best, discovered the hormone insulin in 1921.

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Among physicians, Frederick Banting ranks 37 out of 502Before him are Al-Zahrawi, Emil von Behring, António Egas Moniz, Charles Louis Alphonse Laveran, Samuel Hahnemann, and Claude Bernard. After him are Aribert Heim, Ambroise Paré, Santiago Ramón y Cajal, Marcello Malpighi, Emil Kraepelin, and Otto Heinrich Warburg.

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Among people born in 1891, Frederick Banting ranks 13Before him are Walter Model, James Chadwick, Max Ernst, Edith Stein, Nelly Sachs, and Henry Miller. After him are Pär Lagerkvist, Walther Bothe, Rudolf Carnap, Rafael Trujillo, Otto Dix, and Genrikh Yagoda. Among people deceased in 1941, Frederick Banting ranks 13Before him are Alfonso XIII of Spain, Maximilian Kolbe, Maurice Leblanc, James George Frazer, Arthur Evans, and Robert Delaunay. After him are Emanuel Lasker, Walther Nernst, Ioannis Metaxas, Paul Sabatier, El Lissitzky, and Marina Tsvetaeva.

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In Canada

Among people born in Canada, Frederick Banting ranks 16 out of 1,350Before him are Frank Gehry (1929), Alice Munro (1931), Marshall McLuhan (1911), Christopher Plummer (1929), James Cameron (1954), and Celine Dion (1968). After him are Margaret Atwood (1939), Glenn Gould (1932), Michael J. Fox (1961), David Cronenberg (1943), Eric Berne (1910), and Saul Bellow (1915).

Among PHYSICIANS In Canada

Among physicians born in Canada, Frederick Banting ranks 1After him are Oswald Avery (1877), Charles Brenton Huggins (1901), David H. Hubel (1926), Norman Bethune (1890), William Osler (1849), Frances Oldham Kelsey (1914), Édouard Gagnon (1918), Lucille Teasdale-Corti (1929), and James Heilman (1979).