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

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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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Some insulin acts quickly other doses are slower
Ontario leads the way to the world
Insulin production 250,000 units weekly
British medical profession awaits coming of insulin
Letter to Dr. F. G. Banting 26/07/1922
Letter to Banting 1/08/1922
Letter to Dr Walters 19/08/1922
Letter to Dr. Walters 23/08/1922
Letter to Dr. Walters 26/08/1922
Letter to Dr. Clowes 20/10/1922
Assignment to the Governors of the University of Toronto
The preparation of pancreatic extracts containing insulin
Insulin: Its action: Its therapeutic value in diabetes, and its manufacture
Documents submitted with application to the Canadian Patent Office for a patent
Application for patent on various procedures to prepare pancreatic extract
Memorandum in reference to the co-operation of the Connaught Antitoxin Laboratories