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Sir Frederick Banting National Historic Person of Canada, Alliston, Ontario
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member colincan
N 44° 10.041 W 079° 50.772
17T E 592244 N 4891107
Quick Description: Sir Frederick Banting is credited with the idea which led to he and his colleagues discovering the role of insulin in fighting diabetes. He was born at a homestead in Alliston. This is a twin plaque to one at the Best Institute in Toronto.
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 1/24/2015 11:35:17 AM
Waymark Code: WMN9CG
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member monkeys4ever
Views: 1

Long Description:
Sir Frederick Banting, credited with the thought process which led to the discovery of insulin, was one of Canada’s leading medical scientists. In 1923 he jointly became the first Canadian to win the Nobel Prize for Medicine which he did with Dr. J.R. Macleod. Banting was later knighted in 1934. He died in an aviation accident near Musgrave Harbour, Newfoundland, in 1941 while on military service. Banting was designated of national significance in 1945. A Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada plaque in his honour was unveiled at the Banting Homestead on the outskirts of Alliston on September 10th 2009 and was installed in 2014. A duplicate plaque can also be found alongside the Best Institute at the University of Toronto. The house Banting was born in is no longer extant, although the current homestead was rebuilt in 1925 from materials of the earlier farmhouse. This 100 acre farm was purchased in the summer of 2008 by the Town of New Tecumseth which has invested heavily in restoring the property. A brand new Visitor Centre is now open to the public.
Classification: National Historic Person

Province or Territory: Ontario

Location - City name/Town name: Alliston (New Tecumseth), Ontario

Link to Parks Canada entry (must be on [Web Link]

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