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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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Introduction to the Whitehall Study cataloguing project

This is the first blog in a series relating to the cataloguing of the health survey of male civil servants aged 40 and over, more commonly known as the Whitehall Study. For this initial post, I will outline the project goals, what the Whitehall study was all about and what…

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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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Experience in the Archives

By Kate Veale

As part of my Masters in Archives and Record Management, I was lucky enough to gain a two week placement in the archive of London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. My task was to sort, arrange and catalogue the Bradley collection, which contains papers from a…

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Book stocktake – the results

If you visited the Library over the summer you will have seen the staff busily scanning the barcodes of all of the books into the library system. We did this for all books published after 1900, nearly 32,000 titles. Our stocktake allowed us to update our records to make…

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Chronicling an Epidemic: new archival material on the first Ebola epidemic

The ongoing outbreak of Ebola in Guinea and surrounding regions has brought this terrifying disease back into the world’s media spotlight. This epidemic shares some of the features of the first devastating outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (then Zaire) in 1976. Then, international medical authorities such as…

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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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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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AIDS Social History Programme catalogue is now complete

 

The AIDS Social History Programme collection has now been catalogued and can be accessed via the LSHTM archive catalogue. This is the second of the six collections to be made available as part of the Wellcome Trust funded ‘Cataloguing and Preservation of the HIV/AIDS Collections at LSHTM’ project…

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