News & features from LAS

Opening of London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

On this day in 1924, the School became the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and received its Royal Charter. 

The School originally opened as the London School of Tropical Medicine on 2nd October 1899 as part of the Seamen’s Hospital Society’s Branch Hospital at the Royal…

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An alternative guide to the Barnard classification scheme

In 1936, Cyril Cuthbert Barnard (1894-1959) published the first edition of his Classification for Medical and Veterinary Libraries. Barnard was the School’s first Librarian, in post between 1921-1959. In selecting resources it soon became apparent to Barnard that the classification schemes available at the time were not…

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A Very Persistent Woman

International Women’s day, on 8 March, feels like the perfect opportunity to celebrate the ‘persistent’ spirit of Lady Mary Simpson, one of history’s lesser known figures.

Lady Mary Simpson was the wife of Sir William Simpson, an expert in tropical hygiene who after serving as the Chief Medical…

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Library Update – Spring 2020

Temperature issues
in the Library

If you’ve used the Library recently you’ll be aware that we
are having problems with cold in the main reading room. This is due to a
problem with broken radiators which has resulted in them all having to be
turned off. The Estates…

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Love in the time of Sleeping Sickness

There’s happiness in love                Peter mine that will raise our souls above,      Peter mine, Hearts together we will roam through long ages yet to come Finding nature Truth our own…

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International Day of Women and Girls in Science

Today is the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. To mark the occasion we are shining a light on the life and work of Alice Ball. Ball was one of three women – along with Florence Nightingale and Marie Sklowdoska-Curie – added to LSHTM’s iconic frieze of medical…

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World Cancer Day 2020

World Cancer Day – 4th February 2020

World Cancer Day, 4th February 2020, seeks to raise awareness of the need for governments to take action against cancer.

The WHO states that low and middle-income countries will see a surge in new cases over coming years, as public health resources in these countries have long been directed…

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Lunchtime sessions: Literature Searching

InfoSkills Lunchtime sessions: Literature Searching – book now!
From Mon 2nd December to Fri 6th December.

Book a place on any session at http://bit.do/infoskills .

Who should attend:

MSC students who do not have literature searching sessions scheduled in your MSc programme timetable: please sign up these sessions.
MSc…

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The group photo below shows the laboratory girls Jane and Louise (middle row right and left respectively).

LSHTM and the First World War

Today is Armistice Day, a day where we remember those who fought and died in the First World War. Many of the staff and students of the School joined the war effort and to commemorate their efforts we have created this post to show what staff from the School did…

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Updates to MeSH terms for 2020

The US National Library of Medicine has released the edits for their medical subject headings (MeSH) for 2020. These are used to index articles added to the PubMed and Medline databases, and are also used by other databases including the Cochrane Library. The MeSH terms are updated every year to…

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