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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 triumph of
The new remedy for diabetes
Letter to the Governors of the University of Toronto regarding adding Banting's name to the U. S. patent for insulin 22/02/1923
Report on situation in various foreign countries
Telegram to Dr. J. J. R. Macleod 20/05/1923
Insulin, diabetes, and rewards for discoveries
Letter to Dr. J. J. R. Macleod 11/05/1922
Telegram to Prof J. J. R. Macleod 25/05/1922
Letter to Dr. J. J. R. Macleod 20/06/1922
Letter to Dr. J. J. R. Macleod 17/09/1922
Copy of telegram sent to Dr. Clowes 22/09/1922
Letter to Dr. J. J. R. Macleod 27/09/1922
Letter to Dr. J. J. R. Macleod  5/10/1922
Letter to Dr. J. J. R. Macleod 9/12/1922
Letter to President Falconer regarding obtaining insulin from yeast 14/03/1923
Telegram to Dr. J. J. R. Macleod [ca. 18/11/1922]
Telegram to J J R Macleod 18/11/[1922]
Letter to Dr. G. H. A. Clowes 30/11/1922
Letter to J. J. R. Macleod [ca. Nov. 1922]
Telegram to J. J. R. Macleod 17/12/1922
Telegram to Dr. Macleod 29/01/1923
Telegram to Dr. J. J. R. Macleod 14/02/1923
Letter to Dr. Macleod 10/03/1923
Telegram to Dr. Macleod 12/04/1923
Telegram to Dr. Macleod 17/04/1923