Medicine: Spark-Plug Man

Just before dark, one evening last week in Toronto, a big, camouflaged bomber swooped in from the east. From it was taken the mortal remains of Major Sir Frederick Grant Banting, world-famed co-discoverer of insulin, dead at 49 after a bomber in which he was flying to England crashed in Newfoundland (TIME, March 3).

Next day the body of the man who made life livable for diabetics lay in state in the University of Toronto's Convocation Hall, where almost 25 years ago he kneeled to receive his medical degree from the university chancellor. Dozens...

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