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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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Bottle of i'letin, in cardboard box with white label printed in red
Bottle of iletin, in sealed cardboard box with white label printed in red
Bottle of iletin, in sealed cardboard box with blue label printed in black and red
Bottle of insulin with pink label printed in black and red rubber stopper
Bottle of insulin with with beige label printed in black and red rubber stopper
Ampoule of insulin (blue glass), with beige label printed in black.
Bottle of insulin, in sealed cardboard box with pink label printed in black
Photographs of insulin stills ca. 1923
Photograph of lab equipment ca. 1923
Connaught anti-toxin laboratories: Early filling records for insulin 29/04/1922 to 15/05/1922
Connaught Anti-Toxin Laboratories:  Filling records for Dr. Macleod's insulin 13/10/1922 - 19/06/1923
Preparation of insulin
Studio portrait of D. A. Scott
Recent work on insulin
Some chemical reactions of insulin
The preparation of insulin
An insulin-like material in various tissues of the normal and diabetic animal
The source of insulin: a study of the effect produced on blood sugar by extracts of the pancreas and principal islets of fishes
Insulin in tissues other than the pancreas.  Preliminary communication
America's leading medical scientists unite in lauding insulin extract
Newest treatment for diabetes found by young Canadian
Diet is important in giving of insulin
Ontario leads the way to the world
Insulin production 250,000 units weekly
British medical profession awaits coming of insulin