Best, Charles Herbert

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Best, Charles Herbert Gender: M
born on 27 February 1899 at 10:40 (= 10:40 AM )
Place West Pembroke, Maine, 44n57, 67w11
Timezone EST h5w (is standard time)
Data source
Accuracy in question
Rodden Rating C
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 08°52' s_mo.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 02°12 Asc.s_gemcol.18.gif 21°08'

Charles Herbert Best


American-Canadian medical scientist and one of the co-discoverers of insulin. In 1923, the Nobel Prize Committee honoured Dr. Frederick Banting and J.J.R. Macleod with the Nobel Prize in Medicine for the discovery of insulin, ignoring Charles Best. This incensed Banting who then chose to share half of the prize money with Best. Best died on March 31, 1978.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • associate relationship with Banting, Frederick (born 14 November 1891). Notes: Co-discovers of insulin
  • associate relationship with MacLeod, John (1876) (born 6 September 1876). Notes: Co-discovers of insulin


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes "Margaret and Charley: The Personal Story of Dr. Charles Best, the Co-Discoverer of Insulin" by Henry B. M. Best (Dundurn, 2003), pp. 15-16: "in West Pembroke . . . It was there that Charles Herbert Best was born on 27 February 1899: 'At 10:40, Dr. AT Lincoln brought our boy along. I helped and Lulu was more comfortable. Gave chlorol and chloroform. Boy is a good-sized bouncing baby and rests well.'"

The data is rated C because it is not specified if 10:40 was a.m. or p.m.


  • Vocation : Science : Other Science (Medical scientist)
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator (Co-discover of insulin)