Sir Frederick was a Canadian born medical scientist, he was known for discovering insulin which has landed him on one of the top most important canadian of all time. Frederick was initially a medical doctor in world war one, joined the Canadian Army Medical Corps.
Banting is a genius, after the war he studied as a lecturer in Pharmacology at the University of Toronto. Banting had already have an interest in diabetes prior to studying in the university. Many would say that he had a passion for finding a cure for it. Banting indicated that diabetes was caused by lack of a protein hormone secreted by the islets of Langerhans in the pancreas. Back then diabetes was quite relatively unknown, there wasn’t a treatment yet so most of the patients would suffer and have major problems with their breathing then would eventually lead to the person’s demise.Banting came up with the idea to ligate the pancreatic ducts in order to stop the flow of nourishment to the pancreas. This will lead to the pancreas being able to degenerate, shrinking it and lose its ability to secrete the digestive juices.
With trial and error Banting and his companion Charles Best inevitably tried their so called “insulin” on humans. In January 1922 in Toronto, Canada, a 14 year old boy named Leonard Thompson, was given the first dose of insulin. It resulted as a success, Leonard quickly regained his strength and appetite. Banting’s team now expanded their testing to other volunteer diabetics, who reacted just as positively Leonard to the insulin extract.After the Banting’s discovery eventually insulin was distributed all over the world.
Frederick was awarded a share of the nobel prize for Physiology or Medicine for his treatment. He was later known as as the twentieth century’s most celebrated medical heroes. The choice of the Nobel Committee made Banting enraged. He felt that the prize ought to have been shared amongst him and Best, and not amongst him and Macleod. To offer credit to Best, Banting chose to share his money grant with him.Macleod, thusly, shared his money grant with Collip. The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for insulin has been tremendously faced off regarding.
It has been addressed why Macleod got the prize rather than Best and Collip. Nonetheless, Macleod assumed a focal part in the disclosure of insulin.At Toronto’s Nobel Prize dinner in 1923, Millions of diabetes sufferers were in desperate need of medication. With the revelation of insulin, this gave them relief from their disease. Expanding on the commitments of their ancestors the Toronto gathering of Frederick Banting, Charles Best, James Collip and J.J.
R. Macleod had achieved a sensational leap forward, and one of medicinal research’s earliest success.