This volume in The SAGE Reference Series on Disability explores health and medical issues for people with disabilities. It is one of eight volumes in the cross-disciplinary and issues-based series, which incorporates links from varied fields making up disability studies as volumes examine topics central to the lives of individuals with disabilities and their families. With a balance of history, theory, research, and application, specialists set out the findings and implications of research and practice for others whose current or future work involves the care or study of those with disabilities, as well as for the disabled themselves. The concise, engaging presentational style emphasizes accessibility. Taken individually, each volume sets out the fundamentals of the topic it addresses, accompanied by compiled data and statistics, recommended further readings, a guide to organizations and associations, and other annotated resources, thus providing the ideal introductory platform and gateway for further study. Taken together, the series represents both a survey of major disability issues and a guide to new directions and trends and contemporary resources in the field as a whole.

Biographies of Key Contributors in the Field

Biographies of key contributors in the field

A large number of individuals have made significant discoveries and contributions to the fields of medicine, public health, and disability. The biographical sketches in this chapter, presented in alphabetical order, profile some of those individuals.

Frederick Banting (1891–1941)

Canadian Researcher Who Co-Discovered Insulin Treatment for Diabetes

Frederick Grant Banting was born on November 14, 1891, in Alliston, Ontario, Canada. He was the youngest of five children born to William Thompson Banting, a prosperous farmer, and Margaret Grant. After earning a bachelor's degree in medicine from the University of Toronto medical school in 1916, Banting joined the Canadian Army Medical Corps. He served his country in World War I in France, where he was wounded at ...

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