Biography Fredrick Banting took birth near Alliston, Ontario, Canada on Nov 19, 1891. He completed his schooling from Alliston, and went on to pursue a medical degree from Divinity College and graduated to become a doctor in 1916. In his urge to serve the country during the First World War, he joined Royal Canadian army Medical Corps. In 1941, Banting died in a plane crash .
Banting assumed that if the hormonal secretions of Islets of Langerhans (a part of the pancreas) were extractable, it could act as a controlling agent for diabetes.Along with his assistant Charles Best, Banting started his experiments on dogs ...