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Notes dated Aug. 1 from laboratory notebook 1 21/01/ - 10/08/1921
Notes dated Aug. 6 - 7 from laboratory notebook 1 21/01/ - 10/08/1921
Laboratory notebook 2 11/08 - 16/09/1921
Notes dated Aug. 20 - 21 from laboratory notebook 2 11/08 - 16/09/1921
Photograph of laboratory 221
Photograph of Dr. Joseph Gilchrist
The internal secretion of the pancreas
Pancreatic extracts
The effect of insulin on normal rabbits and on rabbits rendered hyperglycaemic in various ways
The effect of insulin on the percentage amounts of fat and glycogen in the liver and other organs of diabetic animals
The effect of insulin on the excretion of ketone bodies by the diabetic dog
The internal secretion of the pancreas
The effect produced on diabetes by extracts of pancreas
Diabetes and insulin: Nobel lecture delivered at Stockholm on September 15th, 1925
The effects of insulin on experimental hyperglycemia in rabbits
The journal of metabolic research
Insulin in blood
The history of insulin
Insulin: Its action: Its therapeutic value in diabetes, and its manufacture
Notes on an article by Nicolae Paulescu
Note card recording the first clinical use of extract
The effect of pancreatic extracts on blood sugar and urinary sugar in experimental diabetes
Typescript of lecture entitled: the internal secretion of the pancreas
The internal secretion of the pancreas - typescript
F. G. Banting: account of the discovery of insulin