Lead: His intuitive guess led to the cure of diabetes and a Nobel Prize for an obscure Canadian country doctor, Frederick Banting.

                Intro.: A Moment in Time with Dan Roberts.

                Content: In 1920 Banting was a surgeon in a small Canadian town. After service on the French front in World War I, he returned home to find the market glutted with doctors. He set up practice in London, Ontario and waited 29 days for his first patient. Probably the most the most enticing proposal to come his way in the first six months was the chance to teach a weekly class on internal medicine at the local university. He was up late on the night of October 30th preparing for a lecture on the pancreas, a subject about which he knew practically nothing. This ignorance led him to make an amazing and simple conjecture.

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