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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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Story of the man behind the discovery of insulin.

This was a fascinating place where Banting lived when he had the idea which led to the discovery of insulin. It houses the story of a fascinating and multitalented man whose ideas... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Worcester, England, United Kingdom
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Worcester, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was a fascinating place where Banting lived when he had the idea which led to the discovery of insulin. It houses the story of a fascinating and multitalented man whose ideas led to his Nobel Prize.His other achievements are described and the story of his premature death in possibly suspicious circumstances. Outside is the Flame of Hope lit by... More 

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Winfield, Missouri, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016

Very informative tour of the building where Dr. Banting spent his early days and came up with medical breakthroughs.

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Hamilton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016

Took the kids along to this museum. As a diabetic it was a special trip for me. Both kids (ages 7 & 10) enjoyed it just as much as I did. Had no idea that Dr. Banting was so accomplished in other areas then medicine as well. The tour guide deserves great kuddos.

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Chatham, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

Something very special happened here. Diabetes is a growing issue for all of us. What Banting achieved was outstanding, millions are alive today and contributing as they can. This house speaks to us and what it is saying goes beyond what was achieved and goes to what is achievable.

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Taylor, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2016

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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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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Toronto, Canada
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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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