Manuscript Collection MS COLL 00269 - J.B. Collip Papers

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J.B. Collip Papers


  • 1898-1976 (Creation)

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35 items and boxes (5 metres)

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Biographical history

Dr. James Bertram Collip (1892-1965) was co-discoverer of insulin; professor of biochemistry at the University of Alberta; Head of the Department of Biochemistry, Director of the Institute of Endocrinology at McGill University; and Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, and Head of the Department of Medical Research at the University of Western Ontario.

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A collection of scrapbooks containing correspondence, newspaper clippings and photographs; bound volumes of offprints; medals, awards and pins; and texts related to James Bertram Collip's research career in biochemistry and endocrinology.

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Material may be requested in person at the Fisher Library Reference Desk, or in advance using our online stack retrieval request form:

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  • English

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View the Discovery and Early Development of Insulin digital collection at

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Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto

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