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The collection includes page images, descriptions and full digital text of more than a thousand documents. Search options include:

  • searching the author, title, subject, full description or full text of each document
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Search results provide links to page images of each document, including a full description, a text version of the document, and links to related documents, where relevant.


The complete contents of the collection can be viewed, browsing by author, title, or subject.


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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Ontario to recognize insulin discoverer
Toronto scientists honored at Ottawa
Divides honors with Best Nobel Prize for research
The soldier-scientist who would not quit
Honored by the men of his own city
Banting and Best made first step towards insulin
Houses of new romance
Notice announcing a meeting in the medical building of the University of Toronto 07/02/1922
Fourteen envelopes addressed to F. G. Banting
Menu for banquet given by the town of Alliston
Bye bye baby Banting
Reproduction of a sketch of F. G. Banting
Letter to Dr. F. G. Banting concerning the Reeve Prize 14/10/1922
Letter to Dr. Banting 24/10/1922
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 F. G. Banting and C. H. Best with a dog on the roof of the Medical Building
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 C. H. Best and F. G. Banting ca. 1924
Photograph of the home of Mrs. W. T. Banting
Photograph of high school building in Alliston, Ont.