The collection includes page images, descriptions and full digital text of more than a thousand documents. Search options include:

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Search results provide links to page images of each document, including a full description, a text version of the document, and links to related documents, where relevant.


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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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Dr. Banting's hard work won Nobel Prize
Collip claims the credit
Banting to use Nobel award in aiding research
Toronto Doctors Honored.
Banting shares prize with fellow-worker
Nobelpristagaren d:r F. G. Banting pa bsuk I Stockholm
Divides honors with Best Nobel Prize for research
Banting and Best made first step towards insulin
Four men will share in the Nobel Prize
Telegram to Doctor Frederick G. Banting 25/10/1923
Telegram to Dr Elliott P. Joslin 26/10/1923
Draft of telegram to C. H. Best 26/10/1923
Letter to Dr. F. G. Banting 28/10/1923
Letter to Banting 26/10/1923
Letter to F. G. Banting 7/11/1923
Letter to Dr. Banting 22/11/1923