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Professor Major Greenwood

World Statistics Day 2015

Today marks the Royal Statistical Society (RSS) second World Statistics Day. In recognition of this, the Archives have looked on the life of Major Greenwood, an epidemiologist, statistician, former president of RSS, and professor of Epidemiology and Vital Statistics at LSHTM.

Major Greenwood was born in 1880 and was the…

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Sir Ronald Ross and the Suffrage Campaign

By Emma Fullerton-Frost

On the 18th March 1920, Sir Ronald Ross delivered a speech at the annual meeting of the British Women’s Patriotic League. He begins the speech by stating that whilst the First World War was in progress a revolution occurred, bringing the entry of women into…

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London School of Tropical Medicine, Albert Docks

116th Anniversary of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Today, marks the 116th anniversary of the opening of the London School of Tropical Medicine at Royal Albert Docks, and the beginning of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine’s journey.

The School owes its existence to Sir Patrick Manson, who had worked for 20 years as a…

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49th Session Oct-Dec 1915

Class of 1915

For all the new students this year, we thought it would be a great opportunity to meet the students from 100 years ago. In 1915, the School ran three sessions during the year; the 49th session began in October 1915 and ran to December. 9 students attended, made up entirely…

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