News & features from LAS

New HIV/AIDS collection added to the LSHTM AIDS archive

A new HIV/AIDS collection has been kindly donated to the LSHTM archives today. The papers relate to the working life of Dr Joseph Sonnabend (b. 1933), physician, clinical researcher, and community activist who played a significant role in the fight against AIDS from it’s earliest onset in the…

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400th Freedom of Information request received

This morning the 400th FOI request was received by the School so I thought that this was worth commenting on. The Freedom of Information Act was brought into force in 2005 with the aim of making public authorities more transparent. It gives the public the right to access information held…

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Last week to enter the Photo Competition

With the deadline of Friday 28th February fast approaching, you have one week left to send in your photographs to this year’s Photo Competition.

There are three cash prizes to be won, and the winning entry will appear on the School’s website and Chariot news blog. Previous winning…

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Kaye Welling’s HIV/AIDS archives catalogue now available

The catalogue of the papers of Kaye Welling is now available on the LSHTM archives catalogue. The papers relate to her work she undertook on HIV/AIDS public education and media coverage during the 1980s-1990s whilst based in the Centre of Sexual and Reproductive Health (CSRH) at the School…

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SciELO now available in the Web of Science

Thomson Reuters announced today that SciELO is now available via the Web of Science.

SciELO is an open access database, providing links to articles from Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain, Portugal and South Africa. These cover a range of health, agriculture and social sciences subjects.

To search SciELO, login to…

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Love in the Archives

 

To celebrate Valentine’s Day, we are focussing on our most romantic item in the collection – the Carpenter diary. This is a joint diary between a married couple, Geoffrey and Amy Carpenter, who lived and worked in Uganda in the 1920s researching sleeping sickness. Read more

In the SHT

Mark (the librarian) looked up from a pile of pamphlets on nutrition and water supply and mused “why are these ‘bex-ee’ (BEXY) and ‘sez-ee’ (SEZY)?” As a young twenty something with (mostly) one thing on his mind he was no doubt hoping there would be books bearing the…

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Top 5 downloaded papers from LSHTM Research Online – January 2014

Image caption: Push down and turn by mag3737. License: some rights reserved CC BY-NC-SA 2.0
LSHTM Research Online kicked started the New Year with another month of high downloads. In January nearly 17, 000 full text papers were downloaded from the site, with China, Germany and the…

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World Cancer Day

To support World Cancer Day, we thought that we would highlight some of the collections in the Archives that relate to Cancer. Although this was not a core topic that was researched in the early years of the School, there are a number of collections where there is a wealth…

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Spotlight on the Library’s Report Series Collection

One day last week, for a bit of light relief from staring at my computer screen, I decided to browse through some of the volumes from the Library’s Report Series Collection.

I was flicking through some pages of the ‘Report on the Work of the School’ for 1931/32…

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