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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…

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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…

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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…

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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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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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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…

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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…

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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…

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Sir Patrick Manson in Hong Kong

To commemorate the Hong Kong Europe Business Council visit to the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine on Monday May 22nd, it seemed appropriate to offer insight on the life of Sir Patrick Manson who spent time in Hong Kong in the later 1800s.

Sir Patrick Manson, (October 3rd…

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Collection of the Month for April – George Macdonald

April 25th is Malaria Day, and as a result, the collection of the month here at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine archives is the Macdonald Collection. George Macdonald was born in 1903 in Sheffield, the son of J Smyth Macdonald (Professor of physiology). George Macdonald went on…

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