Asteroid (43293) Banting

Canadian medical doctor Frederick G. Banting (1891-1941) in 1921 led a breakthrough in the treatment of diabetes when he discovered the role of a hormone controlling glucose levels in the pancreas. Soon the production of insulin transformed the former killer disease into a manageable illness.

MPC 55987

Author: 
peter@jedicke.ca
Name: 
Banting
Number: 
43293
Designation: 
2000 GU1
Disc. Date: 
2000-04-01
Discoverer: 
J. Broughton
Disc. Place: 
Reedy Creek