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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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The effect of insulin on the metabolism of diabetes
The use of insulin in juvenile diabetes
The clinical use of insulin
Clinical observations with insulin
The journal of metabolic research
Further clinical experience with insulin (pancreatic extracts) in the treatment of diabetes mellitus
Insulin in the treatment of severe diabetes
Insulin in blood
Observations with insulin on department of soldiers' civil re-establishment diabetics
Factors influencing the production of insulin
The history of insulin
Early work on insulin
The internal secretion of the pancreas
Diabetes mellitus and insulin
Practical application of insulin in diabetes
Insulin: Lecture by Professor J. J. R. Macleod, F.R.S. (Toronto) delivered July 24th, 1923
The physiological action of insulin
Insulin: Its action: Its therapeutic value in diabetes, and its manufacture
An obscure doctor's success against diabetes
Insulin and diet in the treatment of diabetes.  Especially adapted to the needs of the general practitioner
Pancreatic extract and diabetes
The man who came back.
Insulin versus real food and strength
Diabetes: its pathological physiology