The collection includes page images, descriptions and full digital text of more than a thousand documents. Search options include:

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Search results provide links to page images of each document, including a full description, a text version of the document, and links to related documents, where relevant.


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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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The effect of insulin on the metabolism of normal dogs
The influence of insulin on glycogen formation in normal animals
The possible control of the internal secretion of insulin by the vagus nerve
The demonstration of a hormone in plant tissues to be known as glucokinin
Glucokinin.  A demonstration of a hypoglycaemia-producing principle in the crystalline style of the clam
Leaflet describing A. B. Brand insulin
Chemical properties of insulin
Insulin: Information for physicians regarding free distribution of insulin in suitable cases of diabetes
Photograph of F. G. Banting holding a rabbit
Photograph of Teddy and Margaret Ryder
Photograph of John. R. Williams
The Banting and Best Medical Research Act, 1923
Insulin in the treatment of severe diabetes
Insulin in blood