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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.
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Letter to Doctor Tory 25/01/1922
To prepare insulin. Collip process Dec. 22/21 [ie 1922]
Letter to R. T. Woodyatt 7/09/1922
Letter to Professor Macleod 23/10/1922
Letter to Dr Macleod 15/06/1922
Letter to Dr Macleod 21/07/1922
Chart of insulin assays [1923]
Telegram to J J R Macleod 23/02/1923
Letter to H. H. Dale 7/12/1923
Letter to Professor August Krogh 27/10/1922
An insulin-like material in various tissues of the normal and diabetic animal
The source of insulin: a study of the effect produced on blood sugar by extracts of the pancreas and principal islets of fishes
Letter to Dr. Banting 15/08/1922
Letter to Dr. Clowes 20/10/1922
Letter to Dr. Banting 19/09/1923
Diabetes and insulin: Nobel lecture delivered at Stockholm on September 15th, 1925
The journal of metabolic research
Insulin: Its action: Its therapeutic value in diabetes, and its manufacture