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Insulin isolated in Toronto - July 27, 1921

banting-bestOn July 27, 1921, at the University of Toronto, Canadian scientists Frederick Banting and his young research assistant Charles Best successfully isolate insulin--a hormone they believe could treat diabetes--for the first time.

Within a year, the first human sufferers of diabetes were receiving insulin treatments, and countless lives were saved from what was previously regarded as a fatal disease.

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