In this section of our web site, we present 3 historical perspectives as interactive timelines:

  • An overview of the discovery of insulin, the discovery team and the challenges to achieve mass production of insulin
  • Significant dates in the life of Sir Frederick Banting including information about Banting as a soldier and artist
  • The evolution of the Banting homestead in Alliston, Ontario Canada

Included also is a brief summary of Canadian Nobel Prize winners as at 2015

The insulin ‘story’ has been compiled by David Sadleir, PhD., PEng, President, SFBLF. The data are derived from several sources but primarily, from the Insulin Archive created by the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto.

Significant dates for Banting have been selected from a compilation prepared by Peter Banting, PhD, Professor Emeritus and Director, SFBLF