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World TB Day – March 24 2018

March 24th is World TB Day. World TB Day was designed to bring public awareness to what is still considered an epidemic in much of the world and was chosen to be on this date to commemorate the day in 1882 when Dr. Robert Koch announced he had discovered the…

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International Happiness Day, 20th March 2018!

Today, Tuesday 20th March 2018, is UN International Day of Happiness. Adopted by unanimous decision by UN members in June 2012 and first observed around the world the following year, the event is celebrated in 193 UN member states and was created by UN Special Advisor, Jayme Illien.

The objective…

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Happy 205th Birthday to John Snow

Today we celebrate John Snow’s birthday (March 15th 1813 – June 16th 1858), a physician who made enormous strides in the fields of medial hygiene, anaesthesia, epidemiology and public health.


He is perhaps most widely known fo r his observations and discoveries during a cholera outbreak in Soho, London…

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Solar Topi and Ice corridor – Pamphlets at LSHTM

Recently the library has been back-cataloguing its extensive collection of historical pamphlets dating from the early 20th Century to the late 1960s. The collection is comprised of information relating widely to all aspects of international Public Health and is particularly strong on concerns relating to the Anglosphere and the…

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LSHTM books on women's health

Books on women and health

To commemorate International Women’s Day (March 8th) here are a few books from the LSHTM Library collection focussing on women’s health and women’s rights.

Women and health by Marlene B. Goldman and Maureen C. Hatch (Academic Press, 2000).

Library classmark: SOE.W 2000

A comprehensive work with…

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London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Photo: Ewan Munro, Flickr, available under a CC BY-SA license.

RCUK open access funding update

The School has approved a new policy for the RCUK open access block grant, managed by the Library & Archives Service. In order to make best use of the remaining funds during the rest of the block grant period (which runs to the end of March 2020), we have made the decision to only fund articles published in fully open access journals from 1 April 2018. Read more

Open access roundup – Winter 2017-18

Each month, the Research Publications Team will aim to provide a roundup of open access and scholarly communications news. In addition, we’ll highlight any tips, tricks and tools we’ve come across that help to make disseminating, finding and using open access content easier. Here’s our bumper roundup…

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Reports : snapshots in time

The reports series collection contains some very useful items, especially if you are looking for historical, geographical, statistical / epidemiological information.

Reports series are typically health statistics and census data produced by governmental and non-governmental organizations on a regular basis – e.g. weekly, monthly, annually, every 10 years. The name…

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49th Session Oct-Dec 1915

The history of suffrage and the impact of women in LSHTM archival collections‘

By Alison Forsey

On February 6th 1918 the Representation of the People Act; legislation that allowed all men and some women to vote was put into law. Although it should be noted that not all women were granted the right to vote, this did not occur until over a decade…

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Using Open Access outside academia – some tips

This week the Open Access Team attended PhD student Emily Nunn’s fascinating talk, ‘Open Access outside academia: exploring access to medical and educational research for non-academics’ at the British Library. One of the takeaway messages from this presentation was that charity workers in particular are demonstrating high levels…

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