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The Discovery and Early Development of Insulin

The easy availability of insulin in the modern-day eases the everyday lives of millions of people living with diabetes around the world, and the events surrounding the discovery of insulin serve as the main focus for this Web site. Drawing heavily on the papers of Frederick Banting and Charles Herbert Best (two of the persons responsible for discovering insulin) housed at the University of Toronto, this engaging online exhibit and archive documents the initial period surrounding the discovery of insulin from 1920 to 1925. The archive available here for searching and browsing includes over 7000 digitized pages of original documents ranging from laboratory notebooks, writings, photographs, awards, scrapbooks, and published papers. Four smaller sections provide a brief overview of the entire exhibit, and include biographies of the four co-discoverers, an interactive timeline and an evocative description of what the discovery of insulin meant to several persons suffering from diabetes at the time. Finally, visitors can browse the notebooks (over 500 pages in total) of Frederick Banting, which include clippings on the discovery of insulin and a number of personal items, such as family photographs and diplomas.
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Date of Scout Publication
October 3rd, 2003
Date Of Record Creation
October 2nd, 2003 at 2:32pm
Date Of Record Release
October 2nd, 2003 at 2:32pm
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