The Discovery and Early Development of Insulin

Academy of Medicine Collection

Title: Academy of Medicine Collection
Physical Extent:

181.5 metres + 22 drawers index card

Scope and Content: The collection consists of material from the Academy of Medicine, Toronto. 
 

The Academy of Medicine was a professional and social organisation for medical doctors founded in the 19th century. The Academy published its own journal, Bulletin of the Academy of Medicine, as well as speeches, articles, essays and other work by Academy members writing on medical and non-medical subjects. The collection includes offprints, biographical files, bound manuscripts, periodicals, bookplates, personal papers, and other material. (Material used in the Discovery and Development of Insulin website was selected from Biographical files, Osler reprints, Publications of Members of the Academy and Manuscripts.)

The collection is arranged in 2 series with 14 sub-series
and 4 sub-sub-series:

  1. Printed Materials
    1. Academy of Medicine Rare Book Collection
      1. Oskar Klotz Collection
      2. Reference Collection
      3. Ontario Doctors
      4. Osler reprints
    2. T.G.H. Drake Collection of the History of Pediatrics
    3. Kilborn Collection of Chinese Medicine
    4. Bound pamphlets
    5. Periodicals
    6. Publications of Members of the Academy
    7. Bookplates
  2. Manuscript Materials
    1. Manuscripts
    2. Academy of Medicine Archives
    3. Personal Papers
    4. Biographical files
    5. Diplomas
    6. List of Personal Papers
    7. Institutional Papers
Source of title: Title based on contents of collection
Restrictions on access: no restrictions
Source of acquisition: Acquired from the Academy of Medicine, Toronto, in 1991, following the closure of the facility.
Accessions: 1991
Finding aids: List of collections available at the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library reference desk, index cards for some collections available in the reference area.
Arrangement: The collection arrived at the library in random order and was sorted into the above series by the Library.
Repository: Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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