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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Insulin treatment for diabetes to be made available for all
At the children's serenade in Washington: the Secretary of State
New treatment aids Miss Hughes
Donates $150,000 to diabetes cure
Making of diabetes remedy to be controlled by U of T
Diabetes, dreaded disease, yields to new gland cure
America's leading medical scientists unite in lauding insulin extract
Now hoped that insulin will be permanent cure
Some insulin acts quickly other doses are slower
Miss Hughes, ill, takes new 'cure'
Little daughter of Hughes seemingly cured of diabetes by serum taken from fish
Hughes' daughter 'cured' of diabetes
Diet is important in giving of insulin
Miss Hughes back in the capital
Ontario leads the way to the world
Asks time to consider prize award disposal
Collip claims the credit
Calls for extension of medical research
Insulin production 250,000 units weekly
Brought back from death with insulin
Soldier patients laud work of insulin clinics
Diabetes serum cheats death, brings new life
Coveted U.S. medal is awarded Banting, insulin discoverer
Insulin saves lives at Montefiore home