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In addition to the core collection, the following are available:

  • Banting's scrapbooks - page images of three scrapbooks, compiled by FG Banting, documenting his career and personal life. Selected items in the scrapbooks have also been individually described and included in the core collection. These items are listed on each scrapbook page.
  • Descriptions of the archival collections - The materials for this digital collection were selected from several archival collections, at the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library and elsewhere. Descriptions of each archival collection, its source, and the digital materials selected, are provided.
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First draft of the objectives of the Banting and Best research foundation 27/11/2912
The physiology of insulin and its source in the animal body: Nobel lecture delivered at Stockholm on May 26th 1925
Medical men gather to discuss recent discovery
Declares Best shares honor
Winners named for Reeve prize
New York excited over new cure for diabetes
Banting and Best in seats of honor at fair luncheon
Banting will use Nobel Prize fund for research
City business men rise en masse to cheer discoverer of insulin
Discoverer of insulin gets a warm tribute from the old home town
Banting shares prize with fellow-worker
Divides honors with Best Nobel Prize for research
Honored by the men of his own city
Notice announcing a meeting in the medical building of the University of Toronto 07/02/1922
Menu for banquet given by the town of Alliston
Letter to Dr. F. G. Banting concerning the Reeve Prize 14/10/1922
Photograph of F. G. Banting and C. H. Best with a dog on the roof of the Medical Building
Photograph of C. H. Best and F. G. Banting ca. 1924
The Banting and Best Medical Research Act, 1923