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Letter to Doctor Tory 25/01/1922
Letter to Col. Gooderham: History of the researches leading to the discovery of insulin by J. J. R. Macleod
Letter to J. J. R. Macleod 09/1922
Draft of letter to J. J. R. Macleod 09/1922
The history of the discovery of insulin
Some recent advances in endocrinology
To prepare insulin. Collip process Dec. 22/21 [ie 1922]
The contribution made by J. B. Collip to the development of insulin while he was in Toronto 1921-22 [copy]
Quantitative parallelism of effect of insulin in man, dog and rabbit
The internal secretion of the pancreas.
Use of yeast extracts in diabetes
Letter to R. T. Woodyatt 7/09/1922
Letter to Professor Macleod 23/10/1922
Letter to Dr Macleod 15/06/1922
Letter to Dr Macleod 21/07/1922
Chart of insulin assays [1923]
Letter to Dr. Clowes 22/02/1923
Telegram to J J R Macleod 23/02/1923
Letter to Dr. Macleod 1/03/1923
Letter to Dr. Clowes 18/05/1923
Letter to Dr. G. H. A. Clowes 30/05/1923
Letter to Prof. J. J. R. Macleod 19/11/1921
Letter to Dr. Elliott P. Joslin 21/11/1921
Letter to Professor W. B. Cannon 29/04/1922
Letter to Doctor Macleod 15/06/1922