October 30, 1920 – Eureka Moment

The young surgeon Dr. Frederick Banting is working as an assistant in Physiology at the University of Western Ontario. While preparing for a lecture, Banting reads an article by Moses Barron and is fascinated by Barron’s theories on the Islets of Langerhans in relation to diabetes. That evening, Banting concludes the internal secretions of the pancreas might hold the key to the treatment of diabetes, and jots down an idea for an experiment that he thinks might solve the diabetes puzzle.

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