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Whitehall Study

The Archives Service has been successful in our funding application to the Wellcome Trust’s Research Resources in Medical History for a project to catalogue and preserve the Whitehall Study.

In 1967, LSHTM began its major Health Survey of Male Civil Servants aged 40 or over. This is widely referred…

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World AIDS Day: Peter Piot collection

The LSHTM archives holds the papers of Professor Baron Peter Piot, the School’s Director, these reflect his career in fighting epidemic disease not only through his epidemiological work on the Ebola virus and HIV/AIDS but also his role as Executive-Director of UNAIDS (1995-2008).
Peter Piot


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World AIDS Day: Red Ribbon Pendant

This Red Ribbon pendant was donated to the LSHTM Archives by Lyn Rothman, the founder of AIDS Crisis Trust and current patron and board member of the Elton John AIDS Foundation. She kindly offered to donate the pendant which was designed by her friend, Andrew Logan, the English artist and…

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Death of Sir Ronald Ross – 16th September 1932

By Aisling O’Malley

Sir Ronald Ross was born in India in 1857, he was educated in Englandand entered the Indian Medical Service in 1881. In 1892 he began his study of malaria and in 1895 began corresponding with Sir Patrick Manson, then physician to the Seamen’s Hospital Society…

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Open House London 2015

Open House weekend is on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 September. This annual event celebrates the capital’s architecture and aims to open up London’s great buildings, especially those that aren’t usually publicly accessible, to a wider audience. Participating provides a great opportunity to raise awareness of the…

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Ross in Alexandria

In July 1915, Sir Ronald Ross was appointed Consulting Physician on Tropical Diseases and was sent to Alexandria in Egypt for four months to research disease among the troops in the Dardanelles. In his report at the end of his service, he states that on visiting seven large hospitals in…

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Laying of the foundation stone at Keppel Street

Today, the London School of Tropical Medicine, marks the 89th year the school’s Foundation Stone was laid, using a custom made mallet and trowel, by future Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain. It would be another three years until the school was officially opened by the H.R.H Prince of…

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Sir Ronald Ross and the Hospitals for Indian Troops in England

In December 1914, Sir Ronald Ross, discoverer of the mosquito transmission of malaria, was appointed as the Consulting Physician in Tropical Diseases to the Hospitals for Indian Troops in England at a salary of £500 a year. This involved regularly visiting hospitals in Brighton, Bournemouth, Brockenhurst and Netley to treat…

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Dr H McCormick Hanschell

In June 1915, the minutes of the London School of Tropical Medicine show that Dr H McCormick Hanschell was called up for service in the Navy and then embarked on a very interesting mission in East Africa.
Hanschell was born in Barbados and received his primary education in Bridgetown. He…

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Wellcome Trust Research Bursaries for archive researchers

The Wellcome Trust recently announced a new scheme for small and medium-scale research projects based on archive collections that have received previous Research Resources funding. This is great news for the LSHTM archives as we have previously received four of these grants which have helped us to increase access…

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