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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Macleod awards Collip half of his Nobel Prize
Are watching Toronto diabetes treatment
Banting insulin saved me -- Mayo M.D.
Reveal Banting alive for 24 hours after crash
Toronto doctors on track of diabetes cure
Diabetes work epoch-making say physicians
Daughter of U. S. Secretary of State tries new Toronto discovery
Gives Dr. Banting credit for 'insulin'
Prof. J. J. R. Macleod honored at dinner of medical men
New treatment is certain cure Europe declares
Fondness for mongrel helped to find insulin
Maimed veterans offered selves freely as experimental material
New York excited over new cure for diabetes
N. Y. specialists praise value of discovery
New Brunswick to supply free insulin extract
Canada rewards Banting's service
America's leading medical scientists unite in lauding insulin extract
Insulin value proven, children are benefited
Insulin production 250,000 units weekly
Brought back from death with insulin
Soldier patients laud work of insulin clinics
The story of insulin - the newly discovered treatment for diabetes
Banting sailing to artic circle aboard Boethic
Banting regrets Hudson Bay use of Eskimo
Banting, insulin discoverer is a painter of pictures and wields brush well