Location: N 44° 10.030 W 079° 50.781 On the west side of Sir Frederick Banting Road, approx 1 km north of Highway 89. On the grounds of the Banting Homestead.
This is the birthplace of Sir Frederick Banting, co-discoverer of insulin, which has saved millions of lives worldwide.
Banting began his studies at the University of Toronto with the aim of
entering the ministry, but instead he switched to medicine, receiving
his MD in 1916. After graduating, he joined the army and served as a
medical officer during World War I. He was awarded the Canadian military
cross for bravery, attending wounded soldiers even while he himself was
wounded. After the war, he practiced medicine in London, Ontario, until
1921, when he and Charles Best began their research into the hormone
Banting was knighted for his work in research in the
medical field of studies in 1934. On February 21, 1941, Banting was
killed in a plane crash while on a military medical mission in
Presented by Royal Canadian Legion Branch 171 Alliston, to the Banting Homestead.
THE BANTING HOMESTEAD
BRANCH #171 ALLISTON
ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION
JULY 2, 2010