Charles Herbert Best

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Birthday
27, 1899
Birthplace
West Pemborke, ME
Death Date
Mar 31, 1978 (79)
Birth Sign
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Birthday
27, 1899
Birthplace
West Pemborke, ME
Death Date
Mar 31, 1978 (79)

About

One of the first doctors to isolate insulin in order to control diabetes in animal trials.

Before Fame

He joined Dr. Frederick Banting's laboratory to assist him in research on insulin.

Trivia

He got into Banting's lab with sheer luck, the flip of a coin actually. Had he lost the flip, history could have gone completely differently.

Family Life

His son, Dr. Henry Best, was president of Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario.

Associated With

He became a member of the National Inventors Hall of Fame along with GPS inventor Roger Easton.