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Swansea Historical Society Presents “Sir Frederick Banting: The Man You Thought You Knew”

November 2, 2022 @ 8:00 pm

Grant Maltman, the Curator of the Banting House National Historic Site of Canada in London, Ontario, will be speaking on the subject of Sir Frederick Banting: The Man You Thought You Knew.

Most of us know of Sir Frederick Banting (1895-1941) as the co-discoverer of insulin, but there is much more to his story! Frederick Banting once wrote, “Insulin was but a means to an end”. After receiving Canada’s first Nobel Prize, insulin did indeed become a means to an end for him. Unfortunately for Banting, that end was a legacy from which he often desperately attempted to distance himself.

The story of Frederick Banting is well known but not necessarily known well. While his name has become synonymous with the discovery of insulin, there was far more to this distinguished Canadian’s career than the often-simplified events of the insulin period. Grant Maltman will highlight the centenary of insulin and introduce other aspects of Banting’s life and career, including his service in both World Wars, his use of art as an escape, and his role as a catalyst for Canada’s military and medical research programmes.

We suggest that you tune in to the meeting shortly before 8 pm on November 2, so that we can get started on time.

Zoom info:

Time: Nov 2, 2022 08:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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November 2, 2022
8:00 pm




Swansea Historical Society
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