Frederick Banting Google doodle honors first doctor to treat diabetes with insulin
Today marks the 125th birthday of the Canadian medical scientist and physician whose work earned him a Nobel Prize.
Google has replaced its logo today with a doodle to honor Sir Frederick Banting on what would have been the Canadian medical-scientist and physician’s 125th birthday.
Banting was the first physician to use insulin on a human to treat diabetes.
His work in the field earned him a Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine in 1923 when he was only 32. According to NobelPrize.org, Banting was inspired by an article by Moses Baron to determine how insulin could be extracted from the pancreas without being destroyed.
Banting worked with J.J.R. Macleod, the Professor of Physiology at the University of Toronto, to establish a facility where Banting could perform his research. Banting and Dr. Charles Best, a medical student at the University, performed the work that resulted in the discover of insulin to treat diabetes.
Today’s Banting doodle leads to a search for “Frederick Banting” and features an vial of insulin to highlight Bantings discovery:
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