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Birthplace of Insulin

 
 
Birthplace of Insulin Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 2, 2009
1. Birthplace of Insulin Marker
Inscription.  In 1920, while living and practicing medicine here, Dr. F. G. Banting conceived the idea which eventually led to the discovery of insulin and the saving of millions of lives worldwide.

This statue, created by sculptor John Miecznikowski, depicts Dr. Banting at the age of 29. It was unveiled on July 7, 1989 by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother as a lasting tribute to the great Canadian medical scientist and Nobel laureate.
 
Erected 1989.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Science & Medicine.
 
Location. 42° 59.397′ N, 81° 13.907′ 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, Ontario 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); Banting House (a few steps from this marker); The East London Town Hall (approx. 0.6 kilometers
Sir Frederick Grant Banting Statue image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 2, 2009
2. Sir Frederick Grant Banting Statue
M.D. M.C. F.R.S. LL.D. November 14, 1891 - February 21, 1941
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.
 
Sir Frederick Grant Banting Statue Base image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 2, 2009
3. Sir Frederick Grant Banting Statue Base
Birthplace of Insulin Marker and Banting Statue image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 2, 2009
4. Birthplace of Insulin Marker and Banting Statue
Banting House Marker and Flame of Hope also in photo.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 25, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 15, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,914 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 15, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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