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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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First page of laboratory notebook entitled Daily Accounts 1920-1921
Photograph of the children of William and Margaret Banting ca. 1893
Photograph of Banting with dog ca. 04/1922
Photograph of F. G. Banting and John R. Williams ca. 1923
Photograph of Banting performing surgery on a dog
Photograph of Fred and Thompson Banting
Photograph of Jackson and Banting on the S. S. Boethic
Photograph of the home of Mrs. W. T. Banting
Photograph of high school building in Alliston, Ont.
Photograph of F. G. Banting and Marion Robertson on their wedding day
Photograph of F. G. and Bill Banting
Photograph of F. G. Banting and I. P. Pavlov
Banting scrapbook 1
Banting scrapbook 2
Banting scrapbook 3
An obscure doctor's success against diabetes
Clearing the skies for the sugar-poisoned
Insulin and diet in the treatment of diabetes.  Especially adapted to the needs of the general practitioner
Discussion of Dr. Bantings paper on the insulin treatment of diabetes read before the Baltimore city medical society
Invoice for insulin
The story of the discovery of insulin