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Life and Times of Sir Frederick Banting

Welcome to the landing page for The Life and Times of Sir Frederick Banting podcast.  We hope you enjoy these lesser know stories about Dr. Banting.

Aug 7, 2023

Listen to Part 2 of our interview with Melinda Best - granddaughter of Charles Best.  Much like Part 1, we learned many new interesting things about Dr. Best.

Aug 7, 2023

In this episode, we had the opportunity to chat with Melinda Best - granddaughter of Charles Best - a recent visit to Canada to celebrate the place on the Canada Walk of Fame for Drs. Banting, Best, Collip, and McLeod.

We learned many new and lesser know facts and stories about Dr. Best's life.

Jul 3, 2023

In this episode, we continue to hear about Fred Banting's trips with AY Jackson.

Mentioned in this episode:

  1. Museum on the Boyne - Visit this museum to see the kayak gifted to Dr. Banting.
  2. Banting Sketches - Visit this digital library to explore his artwork and...

Apr 9, 2023

Little known stories about how Banting and Jackson worked closely together on enhancing artistic skills.  The podcast also tells little know stories about Banting's support and concerns about Canada's indigenous people in the 1927 era. More information about Banting's sketches can be found at The Banting Digital...

Feb 5, 2023

In this episode, we learn about the notable people in Sir Frederick Banting's life.

Who was Sadie Gairns?  Who was the first person in industry to meet with Dr. Banting?  Who were his co-discovers?  Who was Clark Noble?  

The answer to these questions and more in this episode!

Interesting links:

Discovery of Insulin...