The London and Middlesex branch is hosting a special presentation to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the discovery of insulin by Frederick G. Banting and Charles Best. The house located at 442 Adelaide Street North in London has been declared a National Historic Site of Canada and is recognized as the “birthplace of insulin”.
Our presenter, Grant Maltman, is the Curator of Banting House and was instrumental in securing the designation of National Historic Site of Canada.
Synopsis: Historians and scientists have deemed the discovery of insulin to be “the most significant event in the history of Canadian medical science” and while Frederick Banting and the discovery of insulin is a well-known story, it is not necessarily known well. This presentation will provide an overview of the pre-Banting and the discovery period, the legacy of insulin, and the importance of place that Banting House National Historic Site represents.
Jun 16, 2021 07:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Registration is required, but attendance is free and open to all.
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