Insulin was developed into a commercial form at the University of Toronto from 1920 to 1925. This digital collection from the University of Toronto Libraries brings together approximately 7,000 images of original documents, including laboratory notebooks and charts, correspondence, writings, and published papers. On the homepage, visitors can view selected highlights from the collection and also learn about what the discovery of insulin meant from a patient's point of view. Visitors won't want to miss the biographies of Frederick Banting and J.J.R. Macleod, the two scientists who received the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1923 for this key scientific discovery. Moving on, the Interactive Timeline brings together key documents and images associated with the process of inquiry, discovery, and subsequent medial use of insulin. Finally, visitors can view Banting's original scrapbooks, which contain reports, photographs of Banting and his family, and items related to the opening of the Banting Institute.


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