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  • 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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New Canadian medical discovery
Letter to Charley Best 27/07/[1922]
Insulin (insulin - Toronto)
Letter to Doctor Tory 25/01/1922
The occurrence of ketone bodies in the urine of normal rabbits in a condition of hypoglycemia following the administration of insulin [and two other papers]
New diabetes treatment. Canada's gift.  Insulin patent for Britian.
Label for A. B. Brand insulin
Leaflet describing A. B. Brand insulin
Advertisement for A B Brand insulin
Advertisement for A B Brand insulin - export market
Letter to Dr. Macleod 10/05/1922
Letter to Professor Macleod 23/10/1922
Insulin Committee Minutes 17/08/1922 to 29/09/1925
Application for a license to manufacture insulin.
Bottle of insulin with beige label printed in black and red rubber stopper
Package of 5 ten c.c. vials of insulin
Bottle of insulin in cardboard box, with beige label printed in black
Bottle of insulin with green label printed in black and black rubber stopper
Bottle of i'letin in cardboard box, with yellow label printed in black and red
Bottle of insulin, in cardboard box with green label printed in black