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Banting House National Historic Site

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Address: 442 Adelaide St. North, London, Ontario N6B 3H8 , Canada
Phone Number: 519-673-1752
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I'm diabetic but I had no idea who discovered the process in developing insulin. This is the home where Dr. Frances Banting (Sir Frances) did much of his work in discovering... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
tiggerthehun
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Taylor, Michigan
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Taylor, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm diabetic but I had no idea who discovered the process in developing insulin. This is the home where Dr. Frances Banting (Sir Frances) did much of his work in discovering insulin. Our tour guide did an excellent job in providing insights and explanations into the life of Dr. Banting. He was a Nobel prize winner for his research yet... More 

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London, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

I took my adult ESL class to Banting House after having prepped them with a movie and talk about Mr. Banting. I did not expect to learn much new really. I thought it would be a nice review. I was happily wrong. Our guide was knowledgeable and keen to share in picture, artefact and words a plethora of information which... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

great amount of memorabilia here. fantastic glimpse into this incredible Canadian's life. check the gift shop out too.

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Brampton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

As one approaches Dr. Banting's combination residence and office, one is drawn to a large monument of Dr. Banting and also to the large eternal flame memorial along the front side of the residence. In recognition of Dr, Banting's contribution to the discovery of insulin. it has been decreed that the eternal flame will continue to burn until there finally... More 

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London, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

This house is great to enjoy a major part of medical history, after all Dr Frederick Banting discovered Insulin.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We sure enjoyed our trip into the past to discover more about Dr Banting who discovered how to help Diabetes survive. anting was also a hero. During World War 1 he was severely wounded at Cambrai. He also was an artist. He loved painting! Sadly on February 20, 1941, his flight 9449 had some technical problems and all on board... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

The home of insulin is necessary stop for all diabetics and worthwhile for everyone else. See where Banting lived and enjoy the ambiance and lifestyle of his time. The torch out front is a must see. It was inaugurated by the Queen Mother and will continue to burn until the cure for diabetes is found.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Home of the attempted cure. A very emotional experience if you are diabetic. It explores not only the discovery of insulin but the artistic side of the founder. The tour guide is superior. He connects the founder of insulin to the personal aspect.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

What an inspiring place and tour... The manager of the place was amazing! We arrived 15 mins before the closing time and he welcomed us very warmly and gave us a complete privaetw tour in the entire place... the amazing stories about Banting brought tears to my eyes. Don't miss this tour!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

An amazing experience for as I learned so much about Doctor Banting and this great Canadian discover that I never learned before. His artwork with the Group of 7 was an unbelievable surprise. I feel so blessed to have visited to learn about his many different sides, his selfless heroism and his amazing discovery.

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