Sir Frederick Grant Banting (November 14, 1891 โ€“ February 21, 1941) was a Canadian medical scientist, physician, painter, and Nobel laureate noted as the first person to use insulin on humans.

In 1923 Banting and John James Rickard Macleod received the Nobel Prize in Medicine. Banting shared the award money with his colleague, Dr. Charles Best. As of November 2016, Banting, who received the Nobel Prize at age 32, remains the youngest Nobel laureate in the area of Physiology/Medicine. The Canadian government gave him a lifetime annuity to work on his research. In 1934 he was knighted by King George V.

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