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February 21

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  • 1941 - Sir Frederick Grant Banting - Medical scientist, won Nobel Prize in Medicine for the co-discovery of insulin. Insulin is used to treat diabetes which can cause blindness.
  • 1968 - Howard Walter Florey - Australian pharmacologist, won Nobel Prize in Medicine for his role in the extraction and mass production of penicillin. During World War II, penicillin made a major difference in the number of deaths and amputations caused by infected wounds.