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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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Invoice for insulin
Notes on an article by Nicolae Paulescu
Note card recording the first clinical use of extract
The effect of pancreatic extracts on blood sugar and urinary sugar in experimental diabetes
Typescript of lecture entitled: the internal secretion of the pancreas
The internal secretion of the pancreas - typescript
F. G. Banting: account of the discovery of insulin
Documents submitted with application to the Canadian Patent Office for a patent
Pancreatic extracts (draft copy)
Attendees of round table conference, University of Toronto, 25/11/1922
Memorandum in reference to the co-operation of the Connaught Antitoxin Laboratories
The story of the discovery of insulin
Address for the opening of the Canadian National Exhibition 1923
The overcoming of diabetes: New facts about insulin
Note and idea cards 1922-1923
Priority in discovery of a substance derived from the pancreas, active in carbohydrate metabolism
Terms under which license will be granted by the University of Toronto for manufacture of insulin
Application for patent on various procedures to prepare pancreatic extract