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The Gilded Vectors of Disease: Sculptures at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Decorating the exterior of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) is a frieze in the Art Deco style of gilded bronze figures of ten different animals. The figures are sculpted into the iron balconies on the first floor overlooking the front and sides of the building. All…

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Sir Philip Henry Manson-Bahr (1881-1966) : artist-scientist in Fiji 1909-1911

 Sir Philip Henry Manson-Bahr was an eminent physician and senior staff member at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (1919-1947) where he specialised in tropical medicine. He was also a gifted artist.

Philip Bahr c1915. He served with the Royal Army Medical Corps in the Middle…

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INTERNATIONAL HEALTH EXHIBITION, 1884

INTERNATIONAL HEALTH EXHIBITION 1884

In 1884 London hosted an International Health Exhibition under the patronage of Queen Victoria and the Prince of Wales, and directed by an Executive Council.

It’s aims were far-sighted. It covered everything that promoted the preservation of good health in the populace through displays…

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Cyril Cuthbert Barnard (1894-1959), Librarian, and the Wedgwood Pottery connection

CYRIL CUTHBERT BARNARD (1894-1959), LIBRARIAN, AND THE WEDGWOOD POTTERY CONNECTION
Cyril Barnard was the LSHTM’s first Librarian serving the School from 1921-1959, a time when having a job for life was usual : he was still in post when he was sadly killed in a road accident 6…

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Ernest Edwards, photographer

“Photographs of eminent medical men, of all countries”, was published by John Churchill in London, 1867-68 in 2 volumes. It contains the portraits of 48 leading Victorian doctors each accompanied with a biography. The portraits were the work of photographer Ernest Edwards (1837-1903) who had a studio in…

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