Banting House

Banting House (HMCGQ)

Location: London, ON N6A 1K1 Middlesex County
Country: Canada
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N 42° 59.395', W 81° 13.914'

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Here, in the early morning hours of October 31, 1920, Dr. Frederick Banting conceived an idea for research that led to the discovery of insulin. He believed that diabetes, then a fatal disease, could be treated by a substance extracted from a dog's atrophied pancreas. Banting was the pivotal member of the Toronto team that isolated and refined this extract, now known as insulin. In January 1922, insulin showed spectacular test results and became a lifesaving therapy worldwide. Banting House, known as the "Birthplace of Insulin", reminds us of the most important Canadian medical discovery of the 20th century.

C'est dans la maison Banting que se produisit la plus grande d?couverte m?dicale du XXe si?cle au Canada. ? l'aurore du 31 octobre 1920, Frederick Banting eut l'intuition du processus qui allait mener ? la d?couverte de l'insuline: ? savoir que l'on pourrait soigner le diab?te, maladie jusque-l? fatale, gr?ce ? une substance extraite du pancr?as atrophi? d'un chien. Il fut le principal artisan de l'?quipe de Toronto qui a isol? et raffin? l'insuline. Apr des test fructueux en janvier 1922, la production de l'insuline permit aux diab?tiques du monde entier de b?n?ficier d'une th?rapie salutaire.
Year Placed1999
Placed ByHistoric Sites and Monuments Board of Canada
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Date Added Thursday, September 18th, 2014 at 3:08am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 481095 N 4759721
Decimal Degrees42.98991667, -81.23190000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 59.395', W 81° 13.914'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 59' 23.70" N, 81° 13' 54.84" W
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near 442 Adelaide St N, London ON N6A 1K1, CA
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