One of the first doctors to isolate insulin in order to control diabetes in animal trials.
He joined Dr.
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.
His son, Dr. Henry Best, was president of Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario.
He became a member of the National Inventors Hall of Fame along with GPS inventor Roger Easton.