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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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Memorandum on the organization of the diabetic clinic
Memorandum on the establishment of a diabetic clinic in the Toronto General Hospital
The first clinical trials of insulin
Glycosuria, the symptom
Leaflet describing A. B. Brand insulin
Shipments of Insulin  received from the Eli Lilly Co.
Clinical observations with insulin
Insulin: Information for physicians regarding free distribution of insulin in suitable cases of diabetes
America's leading medical scientists unite in lauding insulin extract
Diet is important in giving of insulin
Brought back from death with insulin
British medical profession awaits coming of insulin
Photograph of Dr. Joseph Gilchrist
Further clinical experience with insulin (pancreatic extracts) in the treatment of diabetes mellitus
Insulin in the treatment of severe diabetes
Observations with insulin on department of soldiers' civil re-establishment diabetics
The history of insulin
Early work on insulin
Diabetes mellitus and insulin
Practical application of insulin in diabetes
Insulin and diet in the treatment of diabetes.  Especially adapted to the needs of the general practitioner
Note card recording the first clinical use of extract