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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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Letter to Macleod regarding controlling the distribution of insulin in Europe 30/04/1924
Letter to Dr. J. J. R. Macleod 5/05/1923
Letter to Professor Macleod 5/11/1927
Letter to Professor Macleod 9/10/1928
Letter to Professor J. J. R. Macleod 6/02/1926
Letter to Professor J. J. R. Macleod 12/03/1926
Aberdeen's forgotten Nobel Prize winner: Professor J. J. R. Macleod (1876 - 1935)
Royal Society of Canada nomination form for James Bertram Collip [ca. 12/1923]
Pancreatic extract in the treatment of diabetes
Prof. J. J. R. Macleod honored at dinner of medical men
Now hoped that insulin will be permanent cure
Asks time to consider prize award disposal
Calls for extension of medical research
Portrait of Dr. J. J. R. Macleod presented to University
Prof. J. R. Macleod dead co-discoverer of insulin
Prof. John Macleod co-discoverer of insulin, is dead
Professor John Macleod
Four men will share in the Nobel Prize
F. G. Banting's draft of letter to J.J.R. Macleod 09/08/1921
C. H. Best's draft of letter to J. J. R. Macleod 09/08/1921
Draft of a letter to Dr. Joslin 22/05/[1923]
Letter to J. J. R. Macleod 23/08/1922
Letter to Professor J. J. R. Macleod 27/09/1922
Letter to Dr. Clowes 20/10/1922
F. G. Banting: account of the discovery of insulin