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Banting House National Historic Site

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Address: 442 Adelaide St N, London, Ontario N6B 3H8, Canada
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+1 519-673-1752
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Tue - Sat 12:00 - 16:00

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Dr. Banting's Home And Office - Birthplace Of The Discovery Of Insulin

As one approaches Dr. Banting's combination residence and office, one is drawn to a large monument of Dr. Banting and also to the large eternal flame memorial along the front side... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 October 2015
Wayne B
Brampton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2015

As one approaches Dr. Banting's combination residence and office, one is drawn to a large monument of Dr. Banting and also to the large eternal flame memorial along the front side of the residence. In recognition of Dr, Banting's contribution to the discovery of insulin. it has been decreed that the eternal flame will continue to burn until there finally... More 

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London, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2015

This house is great to enjoy a major part of medical history, after all Dr Frederick Banting discovered Insulin.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2015

We sure enjoyed our trip into the past to discover more about Dr Banting who discovered how to help Diabetes survive. anting was also a hero. During World War 1 he was severely wounded at Cambrai. He also was an artist. He loved painting! Sadly on February 20, 1941, his flight 9449 had some technical problems and all on board... More 

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London, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2015

The home of insulin is necessary stop for all diabetics and worthwhile for everyone else. See where Banting lived and enjoy the ambiance and lifestyle of his time. The torch out front is a must see. It was inaugurated by the Queen Mother and will continue to burn until the cure for diabetes is found.

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London, Ontario,Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2015

Home of the attempted cure. A very emotional experience if you are diabetic. It explores not only the discovery of insulin but the artistic side of the founder. The tour guide is superior. He connects the founder of insulin to the personal aspect.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2015 via mobile

What an inspiring place and tour... The manager of the place was amazing! We arrived 15 mins before the closing time and he welcomed us very warmly and gave us a complete privaetw tour in the entire place... the amazing stories about Banting brought tears to my eyes. Don't miss this tour!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2015

An amazing experience for as I learned so much about Doctor Banting and this great Canadian discover that I never learned before. His artwork with the Group of 7 was an unbelievable surprise. I feel so blessed to have visited to learn about his many different sides, his selfless heroism and his amazing discovery.

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2015

A Mecca for diabetics all around the world. Know about the man who made a significant change in the war against diabetes. The guide was friendly and knew her stuff. the visit leaves one in awe.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2014

It is a veyr significant place if you are into art, war history, loca and medical hisptry. Knowldgebale guides show you the birthplace of insulin.

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London, Ontario
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2014

Diabetics come from around the world to see the Birthplace of insulin. He was an incredible man and made so many other contributions to health.

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