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An archive of Nobel Laureate Frederick Banting - Frederick Banting - 1931. [1229028]
Various, n.d.. various. "A comprehensive multi piece set of reports, documents, photos, pamphlets, magazines, and a signed copy of Banting's research report from, 1931, among others. All-in consisting of the following:1. A signed, typed published research report 8.5"" x 11"", stapled binding. Reprinted from The Canadian Medical Association Journal, XXV, 393-399, 1931, covering the analysis of the enzyme Trypsin (a protein digesting enzyme), and the disease of intestinal intoxication. 8 pages typed with final page blank. Boldly signed in ink to the first page upper right ""To Tisdall/Compliments/Banting"". Fine.2. A near fine example of Time Magazine, Vol. I. NO 26. August 27, 1923, with Frederick Banting on the cover, 8.5"" x 11"". A few scattered small stains. Rear cover with light soiling and a corner 1/2"" piece missing. Else very good. 3. A small pamphlet titled ""Insulin, An Outline Guide to Its Use in The Treatment of Diabetes Melitus"" , 5"" x 7.5"", stapled binding. Faint offsetting. Stamped with 'Saint Joseph Drug Co., 7th & Felix Street, Saint Joseph, MO. 4.Two black and white photos of Bantings lab, one include an image of a young Banting at work in the lab, along with several photocopies of same. 6.75"" x 5', and 4.75"" x 6' respectively5. A Physician's Bulletin commemorating the 25th Anniversary of The Discovery Of Insulin, Volume XII . Number 5, September 1947. 48 pages with a stapled binding. Pen scribble to half title page. 6.75"" x 10"". Near fine6. Small tri-fold pamphlet on the Directions for Administration of Insulin. Written in French and English, perhaps accompanied insulin for use and directions for the administering physician. Expected folds, 6"" x 10"" when opened and laid flat A wonderful archive of pieces revolving around the research and achievements of Frederick Banting, who received the Nobel Prize in 1923 at age 32, for the discovery of insulin. Today he still attains the status of the youngest Nobel laureate in the area of Physiology. Later in his career he was knighted and judged the most famous Canadian of his time. It is of additional interest that Banting's Nobel prize was received by him with controversy, as the Nobel Committee decided to award Banting and Macleod the Nobel Prize instead of Banting and his research partner Best. This decision of the Nobel Committee made Banting furious. He felt that the prize should have been shared between him and Best, and not between him and Macleod who was the Professor at the University of Toronto. To give credit to Best, Banting decided to share his cash award with him. Macleod, in turn, shared his cash award with Collip. Banting's Nobel Prize for insulin has been much debated. However, Macleod played a central role in the discovery of insulin, by providing the research scientists with the laboratory, equipment and funding to continue their research. It was also he who supported the project from the beginning, and it is also most likely that Macleod's contacts in the scientific world helped the team in getting a speedy recognition of their discovery."
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