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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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Would share honors with his colleagues
Discoverer of insulin gets a warm tribute from the old home town
Banting shares prize with fellow-worker
Highest honors for C. H. Best in old London
Charles H. Best named to chair of physiology
Divides honors with Best Nobel Prize for research
Honored by the men of his own city
Banting and Best made first step towards insulin
Mr. Charles Best, co-worker in insulin discovery, to be married
Notice announcing a meeting in the medical building of the University of Toronto 07/02/1922
Menu for banquet given by the town of Alliston
F. G. Banting's draft of letter to J.J.R. Macleod 09/08/1921
Letter to F. G. Banting 23/08/1921
Telegram to Dr Elliott P. Joslin 26/10/1923
Telegram to Dr. F. G. Banting 27/10/1923
Draft of telegram to C. H. Best 26/10/1923
Letter to Mr. Clowes  regarding U.S. patent for insulin 22/08/1922
Letter to Professor C. L. Starr 19/10/1921
Letter to Dr. F. G. Banting concerning the Reeve Prize 14/10/1922
Photograph of F. G. Banting and C. H. Best with a dog on the roof of the Medical Building
Photograph of C. H. Best and F. G. Banting ca. 1924
The Banting and Best Medical Research Act, 1923
Diabetes and insulin: Nobel lecture delivered at Stockholm on September 15th, 1925
F. G. Banting: account of the discovery of insulin