The Discovery and Early Development of Insulin, 1920-1925

Abstract: 
This site documents the initial period of the discovery and development of insulin, 1920-1925, here at the University of Toronto. It presents over seven thousand page images reproducing original documents ranging from laboratory notebooks and charts, correspondence, writings, and published papers to photographs, awards, clippings, scrapbooks, printed ephemera and artifacts.

This site documents the initial period of the discovery and development of insulin, 1920-1925, here at the University of Toronto. It presents over seven thousand page images reproducing original documents ranging from laboratory notebooks and charts, correspondence, writings, and published papers to photographs, awards, clippings, scrapbooks, printed ephemera and artifacts. Drawing mainly on the Banting, Best and related collections housed at the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library and the Archives and Records Management Services at the University of Toronto, it also includes significant holdings from the Aventis Pasteur (formerly Connaught) Archives, and the personal collection of Dr. Henry Best.

Technical information can be found on the site's technical information page.

About the Project
Funding Sources: 
Aventis Pasteur Ltd. (Connaught Campus), Toronto; The R. Samuel McLaughlin Foundation; The Salamander Foundation
Founding Date: 
2003
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Who's Involved?
People Involved: 
The Discovery and Development of Insulin website team members: Anne Dondertman Andrea Kosavic Sian Meikle Noreen O'Rinn Caitlin Tillman Jennifer Toews Karen Turko Marlene van Ballegooie Digital Photography Jim Ingram Bogda Mickiewicz
DISC Members Involved: 
Sian Meikle