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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Science's new cure leads Hughes's child to health
Daughter of U. S. Secretary of State tries new Toronto discovery
New treatment is certain cure Europe declares
Maimed veterans offered selves freely as experimental material
At the children's serenade in Washington: the Secretary of State
New treatment aids Miss Hughes
New York excited over new cure for diabetes
Miss Hughes, ill, takes new 'cure'
Little daughter of Hughes seemingly cured of diabetes by serum taken from fish
Hughes' daughter 'cured' of diabetes
Miss Hughes back in the capital
Permanently cured by insulin treatment
Helped by insulin cure
Letter to Dr. Frederick Banting 3/07/1922
Letter to Dr. Fredrick G. Banting 12/08/1922
Letter to Dr. Fred M. Allen 31/08/1922
Letter to Dr. Fredrick G. Banting 08/09/1922
Letter to Dr. Frederick M. Allen 17/10/1922
Chart for Elizabeth Hughes
Photograph of Elizabeth Hughes ca. 1923
Diabetes and insulin: Nobel lecture delivered at Stockholm on September 15th, 1925
Insulin in the treatment of diabetes mellitus
Notes on first examination of Elizabeth Hughes
Letter to Mrs. Hughes 26/05/1922