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

  • searching the author, title, subject, full description or full text of each document
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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.


The complete contents of the collection can be viewed, browsing by author, title, or subject.


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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Photograph of Teddy Ryder
Photograph of Teddy Ryder
Photograph of Elsie Needham
Photograph of F. G. Banting as a young man
Photograph of Teddy and Margaret Ryder
Photograph of Beaumont S. Cornell
Photograph of the research staff in Banting Institute laboratory
Photograph of F. G. Banting and Sadie Gairns ca. 1930
Photograph of the Banting Institute
Photograph of Miss Sadie Gairns
Photograph of F. G. Banting and I. P. Pavlov
Photograph of John. R. Williams
Photograph of Elliott P. Joslin
Photograph of an insulin still
Assignment to the Governors of the University of Toronto
The Banting and Best Medical Research Act, 1923
Banting scrapbook 1
Banting scrapbook 2
Banting scrapbook 3
Relation of the Islets of Langerhans to diabetes with special reference to cases of pancreatic lithiasis
The internal secretion of the pancreas
Pancreatic extracts
The preparation of pancreatic extracts containing insulin
The effect of insulin on normal rabbits and on rabbits rendered hyperglycaemic in various ways
The effect produced on the respiratory quotient by injections of insulin