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Dr Charles Herbert Best

Dr Charles Herbert Best

Birth
Pembroke, Washington County, Maine, USA
Death 31 Mar 1978 (aged 79)
Toronto, Toronto Municipality, Ontario, Canada
Burial Toronto, Toronto Municipality, Ontario, Canada
Plot Section 29, Lot 480
Memorial ID 2130 · View Source
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Medical Pioneer. He was the co-discoverer of insulin. Born in West Pembroke, Maine, of Canadian parents, while studying medicine at the University of Toronto, he came to meet and become the assistant to Sir Frederick Banting in 1921, who was working on the extract of insulin, which controls the detrimental affects of diabetes. For Charles Best's work, Banting shared half of the credit and monies from his Nobel Prize in physiology and medicine. During World War II, he was influential in starting a program in the use of dried blood serum. He became the director of the University of Toronto's Banting-Best Department of Medicine Research after Sir Banting's untimely death in 1941. He also gained fame for investigating the properties of the anti-coagulant agent heparin.


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  • Added: 1 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 2130
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Dr Charles Herbert Best (27 Feb 1899–31 Mar 1978), Find A Grave Memorial no. 2130, citing Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto, Toronto Municipality, Ontario, Canada ; Maintained by Find A Grave .