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  3. Eileen
    Eileen November 24, 2009 at 12:40 pm | | Reply

    And let’s thank, too, the dogs who aided in the discovery of insulin therapy. For many years I kept a picture on the wall of Drs. Banting and Best with the first dog to receive insulin. We owe them all!

  4. Maureen
    Maureen November 24, 2009 at 6:56 pm | | Reply

    “Glory Enough for All” – An enjoyable movie about the discovery of insulin portraying F. Banting, J.Macleod, C.Best, and J.Collip

  5. Cherise
    Cherise November 25, 2009 at 8:28 pm | | Reply


    Thank you for sharing! Thank God for Drs. Banting and Best

  6. ram
    ram November 27, 2009 at 5:30 am | | Reply

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  7. Grant
    Grant November 28, 2009 at 7:58 pm | | Reply

    Excellent post!

    This summer we organized a ride across Canada for Juvenile Diabetes research. Cyclists from across Canada rode, relay style, on a tandem bike for 23 days. We were invited to the Banting homestead, when we traveled through Ontario, for a catered meal. Here is an article about our visit

    - Thanks

  8. Kate
    Kate November 30, 2009 at 1:57 pm | | Reply

    Hi Amy – Lovely post, and indeed where would we be if it werent for some brave and ambitious scientists very many years ago? I thought I would add a little bit extra to this story for anyone who is interested… At the World Diabetes Congress recently a medical historian gave a lecture about the discovery of insulin. He noted that in fact a Hungarian Dr Paulescu was the first to isolate insulin – he also told a story that when Banting first presented his research, he was so nervous he couldnt finish the talk and Dr Best had to jump in to help! I wrote a quick summary of this lecture here Thanks again for a great reminder. Kate

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