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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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Enjoyable Trip into the Past

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
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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

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

A Mecca for diabetics all around the world. Know about the man who made a significant change in the war against diabetes. The guide was friendly and knew her stuff. the visit leaves one in awe.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

It is a veyr significant place if you are into art, war history, loca and medical hisptry. Knowldgebale guides show you the birthplace of insulin.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Diabetics come from around the world to see the Birthplace of insulin. He was an incredible man and made so many other contributions to health.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Historic, creative, Inspiring, Staff is very knowledgable & welcoming. Truly enjoyed this special House. Plan to attend their fundraiser reception and learn more of Doctor Banting

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

A great and important historical site. Sir Frederick Banting's home, hence the birthplace of insulin and a cure for diabetes. A great cause and monument in itself. Check out the statue! Why the flame? It will burn until a cure is found. The Queen Mother herself was here for its lighting. Is that not enough for a visit!

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