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

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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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Diabetes work epoch-making say physicians
Claims priority in cure for diabetes in animals
Discovery of extract that has power to restore capacity lost in diabetes is made public by Dr. John R. Murlin
Gives Dr. Banting credit for 'insulin'
Gives Banting all of credit
Declares Best shares honor
Prof. J. J. R. Macleod honored at dinner of medical men
Winners named for Reeve prize
Fondness for mongrel helped to find insulin
Insulin treatment for diabetes to be made available for all
To ask province to provide funds for insulin
Donates $150,000 to diabetes cure
New Brunswick to supply free insulin extract
Canada rewards Banting's service
Making of diabetes remedy to be controlled by U of T
Diabetes, dreaded disease, yields to new gland cure
Biologists acclaim victor over diabetes
Biology club held interesting meeting
Banting hopes for free insulin to treat poor
Still his mother's boy despite honors and glory
Now hoped that insulin will be permanent cure
Newest treatment for diabetes found by young Canadian
Some insulin acts quickly other doses are slower
Ontario leads the way to the world
Banting says Canada loses her scientists