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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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Treatment of diabetes
Nobel medicine prize awarded to Drs. Banting and Macleod, Toronto discoverers of insulin for treatment of diabetes
Seating plan for the Banting-Macleod Nobel Prize banquet
Letter to Professor J. J. R. Macleod notifying him of a banquet to be held 26/11/1923
Letter to Professor J. J. R. Macleod 22/11/1923
The story of insulin
Speech given at the Banting-Macleod banquet 26/11/1923
C. H. Best: a report of the discovery and development of the knowledge of the properties of insulin
Invitation to banquet held in honour of F. G. Banting and J. J. R. Macleod
Invitation to a special convocation 26/11/1923
Insulin wins a great prize
Letter to Edith Elizabeth Henderson 1/04/1928
Letter to Dr. J. J. R. Macleod 12/08/1922
Letter to Dr. J. J. R. Macleod [ca. 10/1922]
Letter to Macleod 14/07/1922
Letter to Dr. Duncan Graham 18/08/1922
Letter to Dr. J. J. R. Macleod 19/11/1923
Letter to Macleod 3/12/1923
Letter to Professor Macleod 14/03/1923
Letter to Dr. Macleod 18/01/1923
Letter to Macleod 24/05/1923
Letter to Professor J. J. R. Macleod 20/01/1926
Letter to Macleod 29/09/1922
Letter to Dr. Macleod 13/11/1922