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About Sickkids
About SickKids

Dr. Frederick Banting and Dr. Charles Best of the University of Toronto announced their discovery of insulin. (1923)

1923 A program of treatment for children with diabetes begins at Sick Kids shortly after Dr. Frederick Banting and Dr. Charles Best of the University of Toronto announced their discovery of insulin. Banting joined the Staff at Sick Kids in 1923 and was placed "In Charge of Diabetes". Working together with Dr. Gladys Boyd, their program resulted in a 50 per cent decrease in the childhood mortality record from diabetes, as listed over a ten year period.


Dr. Frederick Banting