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.
  • 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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Certificate granting F. G. Banting the title of K. B. E.
Illustrious soldier-scientist, Major Sir Frederick Banting, goes to his last rest
Reveal Banting alive for 24 hours after crash
Death of Sir Frederick tragic but triumphant
Reveal how Banting died
Banting pilot writes own story of crash
Banting crash probed. Planes rushed to scene of wreck on Newfoundland coast
Claims priority in cure for diabetes in animals
Discovery of extract that has power to restore capacity lost in diabetes is made public by Dr. John R. Murlin
Insulin treatment for diabetes to be made available for all
Donates $150,000 to diabetes cure
Making of diabetes remedy to be controlled by U of T
Diabetes, dreaded disease, yields to new gland cure
Some insulin acts quickly other doses are slower
Ontario leads the way to the world
Collip claims the credit
Insulin production 250,000 units weekly
Soldier patients laud work of insulin clinics
Coveted U.S. medal is awarded Banting, insulin discoverer
Insulin saves lives at Montefiore home
Protests against insulin
Insulin.  Large supplies in Great Britain
Banting to use Nobel award in aiding research