Category: Inventors

Sir Frederick Grant Banting

Sir Frederick Grant Banting

[ 3 ] October 24, 2009 |

Sir Frederick Banting, with John James Richard Macleod, won the Nobel Prize in 1923 in Physiology or Medicine for the discovery of the hormone insulin. Banting began to test his theory in May 1921. Dr. C.H. Best became Banting’s assistant because he had experience in biochemistry and physiology (he had recently graduated from the University […]

Read More

Sir Sandford Fleming

Sir Sandford Fleming

[ 0 ] October 24, 2009 |

Prior to standard time, the world told time by the position of the sun. Noon was when the sun was directly overhead. This method worked well for individual towns but it was not convenient for Sandford Fleming. Fleming was the Chief Engineer of the Canadian Pacific Railway and he found the existing times chaotic for […]

Read More