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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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William Balfour’s Observations on Adhesion

It would be amiss for us not to write about some of the exotic titles in the Library and Archive Service’s Rare Book collection. Many of these unique works need care and conservation to restore them to their original condition. In our quest to highlight our special collections, we…

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Wellcome to digitise the Library’s 19th Century literature

The School Library has been selected to contribute to the UK Medical Heritage Library digitisation project, joint funded by the Wellcome Library and JISC. The project aims to create high quality digital scans of 19th century medical books and pamphlets which will be available for everyone to use under a…

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