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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The cure of diabetes
The triumph of
Letter to Sir Robert A. Falconer 17/11/1923
Speech given at the Banting-Macleod banquet 26/11/1923
Invitation to a special convocation 26/11/1923
Telegram to Prof Macleod regarding agreement between Eli Lilly and the University of Toronto 25/05/1922
Donates $150,000 to diabetes cure
Making of diabetes remedy to be controlled by U of T
Plan chair of medicine to honor Dr. Banting
Letter to Dr. Duncan Graham 27/10/1922
Letter to Dr. F. G. Banting 1/11/1922