Banting and the First World War

It was 98 years ago this coming Wednesday that Sir Frederick Banting graduated from medical school at the University of Toronto and enlisted in the First World War. Banting had tried to join the army as soon as the war had broken out, but was rejected because of his poor eyesight. He applied twice before was allowed to join the […]

Major Sir Frederick Banting M.C., war hero

Remembrance Day is a day to remember the heroes and heroines who put their lives at stake to defend what we hold most dear. Although Frederick Banting is often remembered for his discovery of insulin, he is not as frequently acknowledged as a war hero. Banting served in both the First and Second World Wars. […]