Marine Biological Laboratory
Woods Hole, Massachuetts
August 8, 1922
Dr. F. G. Banting
Department of Physiology,
University of Toronto
Dear Dr. Banting:
I have just received your letter of August 4th and also a telegram from Indianapolis indicating that their production has fallen somewhat below the anticipated amount which means that if we maintain our schedule of 500 units per week for you we shall probably be unable to supply Woodyatt and certainly shall not be able to start Geyelin or Paullin and the Mayo group for the present.
Allen will doubtless have told you of his visit here en route to Toronto. I found him most extremely agreeable to all our proposals. He fell in with the idea of simultaneous publication under the control of a joint committee, arrangements being made to give you priority in every respect. He furthermore agreed with me that he and Joslin should do everything in their power to help you organize your dietary work on the most approved basis. I imagine that his visit to Toronto will be of the greatest help to you and I hope that by now you will have found it possible to reduce your dosage enough to permit of your carrying your present patients and even putting on additional patients on a schedule of 300 or at the most 400 units per week. My whole plan of experiments and small scale production worked out on the first of June with the purpose of getting into production between the first and fifteenth of October will be seriously disturbed if we have to maintain a schedule of 500 units a week for you. From what you said here and in Boston I am convinced you realize the necessity of meeting us half way in this matter.
Mr. Walden is now in Woods Hole on his vacation and I am planning to send him back via Toronto at the end of his holidays if you will be so good as to let me know at once exactly when the machinery and equipment will arrive. He will be able to put your plant on a working basis which will greatly relieve us.
Meanwhile it would be of the greatest assistance to me if you would on receipt of this letter send a telegram to Mr. J.K. Lilly telling him that you have seen me are fully in agreement with me will be able