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Sir Frederick Grant Banting
(14 Nov 1891 - 21 Feb 1941)

Canadian physiologist and physician.


Science Quotes by Sir Frederick Grant Banting (4 quotes)

Diabetus [sic]. Ligate pancreatic ducts of dog. Keep dogs alive till acini degenerate leaving Islets. Try to isolate the internal secretion of these to try to relieve glycosurea [sic].
— Sir Frederick Grant Banting
Frederick Banting's notebook, entry for 31 October 1920. Notebook in Toronto Academy of Medicine. Quoted in Michael Bliss, The Discovery of Insulin (1982), 50.
Science quotes on:  |  Insulin (6)  |  Pancreas (2)

Insulin is not a cure for diabetes; it is a treatment. It enables the diabetic to burn sufficient carbohydrates, so that proteins and fats may be added to the diet in sufficient quantities to provide energy for the economic burdens of life.
— Sir Frederick Grant Banting
'Diabetes and Insulin', Nobel Lecture, 15 September 1925. In Nobel Lectures: Physiology or Medicine, 1922-1941 (1965), 68.
Science quotes on:  |  Diabetes (4)  |  Insulin (6)  |  Therapy (9)

Intravenous injections of extract from dog's pancreas, removed from seven to ten weeks after ligation of the ducts, invariably exercises a reducing influence upon the percentage sugar of the blood and the amount of sugar excreted in the urine ... the extent and duration of the reduction varies directly with the amount of extract injected.
— Sir Frederick Grant Banting
Frederick Grant Banting and Charles Herbert Best, 'The Internal Secretion of the Pancreas', Journal of Laboratory and Clinical Medicine, 1922, 7, 251-266.
Science quotes on:  |  Blood (63)  |  Insulin (6)  |  Pancreas (2)

No one has ever had an idea in a dress suit.
— Sir Frederick Grant Banting
Widely seen, but always without citation, for example, in Obzor (1977), 38, 10. If you know the primary source, please contact Webmaster.
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