Photograph of Elsie Needham, a Patient of Dr. Gladys Boyd
Credit: Courtesy of the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto. MS. COLL 76 (Banting) Scrapbook 2, Box 1, Page 44 – Digital ID insulin:P10122.
Elsie Needham was admitted to the Hospital for Sick Children in a diabetic coma in October 1922. She was treated by Dr. Frederick Banting and Dr. Gladys Boyd. She was the first child to recover from a diabetic coma with the treatment of insulin.