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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Teddy Ryder: Banting's living miracle
Work on diabetes shows progress against disease
Science's new cure leads Hughes's child to health
Daughter of U. S. Secretary of State tries new Toronto discovery
New treatment is certain cure Europe declares
Efficacy of diabetes serum 'demonstrated beyond doubt'
Maimed veterans offered selves freely as experimental material
At the children's serenade in Washington: the Secretary of State
New treatment aids Miss Hughes
New York excited over new cure for diabetes
Fifty Rochesterians saved from death by diabetes through application of remedy perfected by men at Toronto University
N. Y. specialists praise value of discovery
America's leading medical scientists unite in lauding insulin extract
Miss Hughes, ill, takes new 'cure'
Little daughter of Hughes seemingly cured of diabetes by serum taken from fish
Hughes' daughter 'cured' of diabetes
Diet is important in giving of insulin
Miss Hughes back in the capital
Brought back from death with insulin
Diabetes serum cheats death, brings new life
Diabetes case, given up as hopeless, saved by serum
Came to city for insulin but none was available
New diabetes cure wins here
Insulin is plentiful in New York now