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London in Middlesex County, Ontario — Central Canada

Banting House

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Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., May 2, 2009
1. Banting House Marker
Inscription.  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 découverte médicale du XXe siècle au Canada. À l'aurore du 31 octobre 1920, Frederick Banting eut l'intuition du processus qui allait mener à la découverte de l'insuline: à savoir que l'on pourrait soigner le diabète, maladie jusque-là fatale, grâce à une substance extraite du pancréas atrophié d'un chien. Il fut le principal artisan de l'équipe de Toronto qui a isolé et raffiné l'insuline. Après des test fructueux en janvier 1922, la production
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Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., May 2, 2009
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de l'insuline permit aux diabétiques du monde entier de bénéficier d'une thérapie salutaire.
Erected 1999 by Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Science & Medicine. A significant historical month for this entry is January 1922.
Location. 42° 59.395′ N, 81° 13.914′ W. Marker is in London, Ontario, in Middlesex County. Marker is at the intersection of Adelaide Street and Queens Avenue, on the right when traveling north on Adelaide Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 442 Adelaide Street North, London ON N6B 3H8, Canada. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Birthplace of the Flame of Hope (here, next to this marker); Birthplace of Insulin (a few steps from this marker); The East London Town Hall (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Engine 86 (approx. 0.9 kilometers away); Harold A. Rogers, O.C., O.B.E. (approx. one kilometer away); London Armouries (approx. one kilometer away); London War Cenotaph (approx. 1.2 kilometers away); Veterans' Garden (approx. 1.3 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in London.
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker.
Also see . . .  Biography of Frederick Grant Banting. The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1923. (Submitted on May 18, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 14, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,850 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 14, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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Dec. 9, 2022