Letter to Sir William Bayliss 08/09/1922
Macleod, J. J. R. (John James Rickard), 1876-1935
September 8 1922
2 leaves ; 28 x 21 cm.
Carbon copy of a typescript letter with autograph notes made in C. H. Best's hand on the top and in the right margin. The letter is marked Confidential. Macleod writes in response to a statement made by Bayliss, published in the The Times of London and then reprinted in a Toronto newspaper. The statement credited Macleod, not Banting, for the discovery of insulin. The publication of Bayliss' statement so upset Banting that Macleod subsequently sent a statement to the Toronto newspapers and wrote to Bayliss.
MS. COLL. 241 (Best) Box 51, Folder 19
Title based on content of letter
Best's notes read: 'J. J. R. M. completely overlook the fact that he was not in Toronto for the crucial few months of the summer of 1921. He contributed greatly to the development of insulin but nothing to the discovery C.H.B.'
Banting, Frederick Grant, Sir, 1891-1941Insulin - ControversyBayliss, William Maddock, Sir, 1860-1924