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The occurrence of ketone bodies in the urine of normal rabbits in a condition of hypoglycemia following the administration of insulin [and two other papers]
Chart of insulin assays [1923]
Letter to Prof. Macleod 1/09/1922
Letter to Dr. G. H. A. Clowes 1/05/1924
Letter to Professor J. J. R. Macleod 6/02/1926
Experiments on the mechanism of action of insulin
The effect of pancreatic extract (insulin) on normal rabbits
The effect of insulin on normal rabbits and on rabbits rendered hyperglycaemic in various ways
The effects of insulin on experimental hyperglycemia in rabbits