Started by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and WHO, the Day is celebrated on 14 November to mark the birthday of Frederick Banting who, along with Charles Best
, was instrumental in the discovery of insulin in 1922, a life-saving treatment for diabetes patients.
, then a social studies teacher, personally experienced this scarcity of learning materials in the schools.
Canada Graduate Scholarship Award--for Master's Students.
Insulin was discovered in Toronto in the summer of 1921 by Dr Frederick Grant Banting and Charles Best
in a search for a cure for diabetes.
At the University of Toronto, Frederick Banting and Charles Best
researched the literature about the latest in diabetes research and experimented tirelessly to make one of the greatest scientific discoveries of the twentieth century.
, is credited with the discovery of insulin.
Another friend Lance Corporal Charles Best
who also served with him, said: "Sapper David Watson, 'The Leg', was probably one of the most professional and fittest soldiers I have met to date.
It is celebrated every year on November 14, the date of birth of Frederick Banting, who discovered insulin along with Charles Best
James Naismith TELEPHONE Alexander Graham Bell SNOWMOBILE Fredrick Banting & Charles Best
ZIPPER Joseph Armand-Bombardier BASKETBALL Gideon Sundback INSULIN James Naismith BASKETBALL Alexander Graham Bell TELEPHONE Fredrick Banting & Charles Best
INSULIN Joseph Armand-Bombardier SNOWMOBILE Gideon Sundback ZIPPER
In 1602 English poet Charles Best
addressed the Moon as "the pale queen of the silent night" ("A Sonnet of the Moon"), a title perpetuated by astronomy writer Mary Proctor in 1928 (Romance of the Moon), by Jungian psychologist Erich Neumann in 1955 (The Great Mother), and by the 16th edition of Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable in 1999.
, Joan Bricher, Martin McDermut and Susan Thompson were among the people named by the Sept.
Frederick Banting, a Canadian doctor and researcher working with Charles Best
, discovered insulin in the 1920s.