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  • 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.
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A further investigation of the chemical properties of insulin
On the purification of insulin
The purification of insulin and similar substances by sorption on charcoal and subsequent recovery
Concentration of insulin by adsorption on benzoic acid
Chemical properties of insulin
Insulin a short history of its discovery and development
Letter to Professor W. B. Cannon 29/04/1922
Letter to Dr. Elliott P. Joslin  29/07/1922
Letter to Dr. J. J. R. Macleod 4/01/1923
Letter to Macleod 2/11/1925
Letter to Longmans Green & Company 21/10/1925
Letter to Macleod 17/09/1922
Letter to Dr. D. R. Hooker 14/11/1922
Letter to Professor Macleod 8/05/1924
Letter to Dr. R. Carrasco-Formiguera 26/05/1922
Effect of insulin (pancreatic extract) on the sugar consumption of the isolated surviving rabbit heart
Possible sources of insulin
The effect of pancreatic extract (insulin) on normal rabbits
Author's preface to Carbohydrate metabolism and insulin
Pancreatic extract in the treatment of diabetes
Letter to Monsieur le Professeur Banting 5/02/1923
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