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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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Photograph of C. H. Best and Margaret Best 16/12/1971
Photograph of J. J. R. Macleod ca. 1906
Photograph of J. J. R. Macleod in academic robes ca. 1923
Photograph of a drawing of J. J. R. Macleod by Joshua Smith 1924
Photograph of F. G. Banting and C. H. Best with a dog on the roof of the Medical Building
Photograph of a Duboscq - Leitz colorimeter
Photograph of Israel S. Kleiner
Photograph of Nicolae C. Paulescu
Studio portrait of D. A. Scott
Photograph of Ernest Lyman Scott ca. 1917
Recent work on insulin
Some chemical reactions of insulin
Experiments on the mechanism of action of insulin
Effect of insulin (pancreatic extract) on the sugar consumption of the isolated surviving rabbit heart
Possible sources of insulin
The preparation of insulin
An insulin-like material in various tissues of the normal and diabetic animal
Reminiscences of the researches which led to the discovery of insulin
The effect of pancreatic extract (insulin) on normal rabbits
Behaviour of depancreatized dogs kept alive with insulin
Clinical observations with insulin
The discovery of insulin
The source of insulin: a study of the effect produced on blood sugar by extracts of the pancreas and principal islets of fishes
Insulin: Information for physicians regarding free distribution of insulin in suitable cases of diabetes