Biography of Frederick Banting Essay

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“The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.”- Ralph Waldo Emerson (www.goodreads.com 2014). Frederick Grant Banting was born on November 14, 1891 In Alliston, Ontario. He was the youngest of five children and his parents were William Thompson Banting and Margaret Grant. he went to the University of Toronto to study divinity, but later transferred to the study of medicine. In 1916 he took his M.B. degree and then joined the Canadian Army Medical Corps. He served during the First World War in France. In 1918 he was wounded in battle and in 1919 he was awarded the Military Cross for heroism under fire. Frederick Banting…show more content…
“The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.”- Ralph Waldo Emerson (www.goodreads.com 2014). Frederick Grant Banting was born on November 14, 1891 In Alliston, Ontario. He was the youngest of five children and his parents were William Thompson Banting and Margaret Grant. he went to the University of Toronto to study divinity, but later transferred to the study of medicine. In 1916 he took his M.B. degree and then joined the Canadian Army Medical Corps. He served during the First World War in France. In 1918 he was wounded in battle and in 1919 he was awarded the Military Cross for heroism under fire. Frederick Banting helped evolve Canada by saving the lives of many Canadians suffering from Diabetes as well as millions around the world, inventing the G-suit and his contribution in World War One as a medical officer. Firstly, Frederick Banting created insulin which helped save the lives of millions of people around the world suffering from diabetes. Diabetes was one of the earliest documented diseases known to affect human and on October 31, 1920 Frederick Banting and his partner Charles Best got an idea to isolate insulin from the pancreas so that they could create a replica. At the time there no substantiated treatment for diabetes and the most successful therapy at the time was strict dieting that often resulted in starvation. In the beginning, his
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