Uncovering Banting’s Last Moments

Sir Frederick Banting is known for saving the lives of countless diabetes patients through his discovery of insulin. However, the mystery which surrounds his death challenges the story of his medical work as the most riveting portion of his elaborate narrative. This is a tale of cutting edge top-secret research, wartime military service, and possible […]

The Importance of the Story in History

Here at Banting House NHSC, we have a sizeable collection of materials of all kinds related to the life and achievements of Sir Frederick Banting. Items range from his silk top hat to a stool he once owned, from his 1920 business card to private letters, and from his Military Cross to pieces of original […]

Dear Dr. Fred…

Prior to the discovery of insulin, diabetes came as a death sentence to anyone who was diagnosed with it. Little could be done to help the innumerable people world wide suffering from the disease. Patients were put on a starvation diet – less than 1000 calories per day – which potentially lengthened their life, but […]