Canadian Medical Hall of Fame

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This technique of manipulating DNA has become a fundamental tool in biotechnology used to generate not only new knowledge but new products; for example, the production of human insulin by bacteria or...
1995 Inductee
Abbott focused her research on congenital heart defects and, with her expertise of pathological specimens, became a popular demonstrator among medical students at the university. In 1910, McGill...
1994 Inductee
Determined to investigate his hypothesis, Banting was recommended to Dr. J.J.R. Macleod at The University of Toronto, where he was hesitantly given laboratory space to conduct experiments on the...
1994 Inductee
Throughout Banting and Best's research at The University of Toronto, Banting completed the surgical work and Best conducted post-surgery chemical analyses. By the end of the summer, their hard work...
1994 Inductee
His lifetime interest in the field of endocrinology began while studying under the famed endocrinologist, Dr. J.B. Collip. Following completion of his PhD, Browne was awarded a travelling fellowship...
1994 Inductee
Collip’s skills in biochemistry were invaluable to Banting and Best’s research; Collip was able to refine and purify insulin to a form which permitted clinical use. This allowed insulin to be mass-...
1994 Inductee
A fine example of perseverance and determination, Charles Drake completed his MD at The University of Western Ontario and made his contributions from his clinical base in London, Ontario. He interned...
1994 Inductee
Early in his career, the Quebec government tasked Dr. Genest with investigating the methods of European research centres. Inspired by their multi-disciplinary approach, Dr. Genest returned to Quebec...
1994 Inductee
In his personal research, Penfield made major breakthroughs in the understanding and treatment of various forms of epilepsy and of brain scars resulting from trauma.  Not only one of Canada's...
1994 Inductee

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