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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Diabetes case, given up as hopeless, saved by serum
Protests against insulin
Came to city for insulin but none was available
New diabetes cure wins here
Insulin is plentiful in New York now
Insulin.  Large supplies in Great Britain
Permanently cured by insulin treatment
Imported U.S. insulin for use in public wards
Banting to use Nobel award in aiding research
Miss Collier's recovery
Medical world is startled by insulin serum cure here
Helped by insulin cure
Insulin method saves Galt girl
$500,000 to advance medical researches
Portrait of Dr. J. J. R. Macleod presented to University
Highest honors for C. H. Best in old London
Indianapolis the production and distribution center of insulin ...
Charles H. Best named to chair of physiology
Banting Institute supreme among medical buildings
Research institute new Toronto boast
Vision of further conquests forms keynote of ceremonies when Banting Institute opens
Saunders and Banting knighted in King's birthday honors
Prof. J. R. Macleod dead co-discoverer of insulin
Prof. John Macleod co-discoverer of insulin, is dead