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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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The insulin treatment
Nobel medicine prize awarded to Drs. Banting and Macleod, Toronto discoverers of insulin for treatment of diabetes
Letter to Sir Robert Falconer 30/09/1921
Letter to Robert Falconer 30/09/1921
Letter to  Mr. C. H. Best 11/05/1923
Letter to Sir Robert A. Falconer 10/12/1928
First draft of the objectives of the Banting and Best research foundation 27/11/2912
Letter to Charley Best 27/07/[1922]
Letter to Bruce Macleod 22/12/1921
Letter to Bruce Macleod 29/12/1921
Letter to Charles Best 26/10/23
Letter to the Insulin Committee 22/10/1923
Telegram to Dr. J. J. R. Macleod 17/09/1922
Letter to C. H. Best 28/12/[1923]
Letter to Dr. Elliott P. Joslin 21/11/1921
Letter to Doctor Macleod 15/06/1922
Letter to Professor C. H. Best 26/01/1929
Letter to Best ca. 1923
Letter to C. H. Best in London 19/02/1926
Letter to Dr. Joslin 21/11/1921
Letter to   C. H. Best 13/09/1928
Letter to Best 22/01/1935
No. 1 scientist
Researches in the Department of Physiology 1920-1921
After dinner speech to be given before the faculty and prize winning students at University College early in October [1962]