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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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Accreditation award for the Archives Service

Good news from the LSHTM Archives Service – we have been awarded accreditation.

Accredited Archive Services ensure the long-term collection, preservation and accessibility of our archive heritage. Accreditation is the UK quality standard which recognises good performance in all areas of archive service delivery. Achieving accredited status demonstrates that the…

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The Great War Bake Off 2017

Are your baking skills the best thing since sliced bread? Do you knead a reason to bake? Well doughnut stress the Great War Bake Off wants you!

As part of Explore Your Archive week, which runs nationally November 18th – 26th, the Archives have delved into their Nutrition Collection and selected…

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118th Anniversary of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Today, marks the 118th 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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Life and death in 1960’s Civil Service: Whitehall Study I collection now available

 

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine has been at the centre of excellence for epidemiology and medical statistics for 90 years. Researchers at the school have contributed to our understanding of disease outbreaks, effectiveness of drug and vaccination treatments and effect of environmental and lifestyle choices on…

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Workshop on sensitivity in scientific and medical collections, 17 July 2017

The LSHTM Library & Archives service recently hosted a joint workshop with the Health Archives and Records Group (HARG) on ‘handling sensitivity issues in scientific and medical collections’. The workshop was developed partially stemming from the sensitivity issues surrounding cataloguing the Whitehall Study collection and through discussion with colleagues of…

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Survey

Are you satisfied with your Library & Archives Service?

We have 1 question for you – how satisfied are you with your Library & Archives Service?

We will be emailing all students and staff to find out what you think. To register your opinion, all you need to do is click on the link in the email that best describes…

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The hobbies of 1960s male middle aged civil servants

The Whitehall Study questionnaire’s main purpose was to measure cardiovascular and respiratory health and other associated risk factors, namely smoking habits. The questionnaire was also designed to capture associated risk factors including existing medical conditions, signs of diabetes and physical activity, which initially focused on the volunteer’s commute…

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Ross' ear plugs

WHO: World Hearing Day – Sir Ronald Ross’ Earplugs

Today, the World Health Organisation celebrates ‘World Hearing Day’. This year’s theme is “Action for hearing loss: make a sound investment” with the aim to draw attention to the economic impact of hearing loss.

To celebrate this day, here at the London School of Hygiene &Tropical Medicine (LSHTM…

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Silvertown after the explosion, 1917

100th Anniversary of the Silvertown Explosion

Today marks the 100th anniversary of the Silvetown Explosion, where, on the evening of January 19th 1917, 50 tonnes of trinitrotoluene exploded after efforts to extinguish a fire in one of the factory melt pots failed. The explosion killed 73 people, injured more than 400 and instantly destroyed an estimated…

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