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Insulin (insulin - Toronto)
Letter to Doctor Tory 25/01/1922
Leaflet describing A. B. Brand insulin
Letter to Dr. R. T. Woodyatt 21/06/1922
Letter to R. T. Woodyatt 7/09/1922
Letter to Dr. W. D. Sansum 21/06/1922
Letter to Dr Macleod 21/07/1922
Copy of telegram sent to Dr. Clowes 22/09/1922
Letter to Dr. G. H. A. Clowes 21/12/1922
Letter to Dr. G. H. A. Clowes 10/01/1923
Shipments of Insulin  received from the Eli Lilly Co.
America's leading medical scientists unite in lauding insulin extract
Diet is important in giving of insulin
British medical profession awaits coming of insulin
Letter to Dr. F. G. Banting 11/09/1922
Letter to Banting 1/08/1922
Letter to Dr. F. G. Banting 31/07/1922
Letter to Dr. F. G. Banting 8/08/1922
Letter to Dr. F. G. Banting 8/08/1922
Telegram to Dr. F. G. Banting 9/08/1922
Letter to Dr. Banting 11/08/1922
Letter to Dr. Banting 15/08/1922
Letter to Dr. Banting 18/07/1922
Letter to Dr. Banting 22/08/1922
Telegram to Dr. F. G. Banting 16/09/1922