News & features from LAS

All posts by Alison Forsey

Collection of the Month – Sir Shirley Murphy

September’s collection of the month features the collection of Sir Shirley Foster Murphy.

Sir Shirley Foster Murphy was born in 1848 and educated University College School and Guy’s Hospital. His work included being the Vice President of Royal Sanitary Institute, and was involved in a range of societies…

Read more

Centenary of the Cooperative Anti Malaria movement in India

This blog post was written by Krishanu Bhattacharyya, Assistant Teacher, Kalyannahgar Vidyapith & Independent Researcher and Alison Forsey, Archives Assistant.

2018 is the centenary of the Anti-Malaria movement in India, which was initiated by Dr. Gopal Chandra Chatterjee in 1918 as a response to the high mortality rates of…

Read more

Collection of the Month for June – Buxton

This month’s colelction of the month is the Buxton collection, who was an entomologist, to celebrate of the upcoming National Insect Week http://www.nationalinsectweek.co.uk/

Patrick Alfred Buxton was born 1892, and educated at Trinity College, Cambridge. While he was at Cambridge, the physiologist Walter Fletcher encouraged…

Read more

International Clinical Trials day

May 20th is International Clinical Trials day, and so today we celebrate the work of Sir Austin Bradford Hill – a pioneer in clinical trials.

Sir Austin Bradford Hill is best known for his work with Sir Richard Doll on the carcinogenic effects of smoking and on the use of randomisation…

Read more

Collection of the Month for May – Whitehall Study

In honour of the birth of Donald Reid (May 6th), this month’s collection of the month is the recently catalogued Whitehall Study.

The Whitehall Study, led by Professor Donald Reid (1914-1977) and Dr Geoffrey Rose (1926-1993), was designed to detect early risk factors in cardiovascular and respiratory…

Read more

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…

Read more

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…

Read more

Sir Ronald Ross and the Château Renault

December 14th 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the torpedo sinking of the French Cruiser Château Renault. The Château Renault was sunk by a German U-boat en route to Greece with Sir Ronald Ross on board.

 

The Château Renault was used in the first World…

Read more

Class of 1917

As we welcome the students of 2017 to the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, it seems appropriate that we reflect on the students who attended 100 years ago, the class of 1917.

 

At this time the School was part of the Seaman’s Hospital Society and was…

Read more

15 Years of the Archive Service – Looking back at the museum

July is a busy month for commemorations at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and its archives. The foundation stone at Keppel Street was laid on July 7th 1926 by Neville Chamberlain, with the actual opening of the Keppel Street building on July 18th 1929. July also reflects…

Read more