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Unique film of an expedition to East Africa, 1936

In 1936, Major HS Leeson, an entomologist working at the School, set off on an expedition to study malarial mosquitoes in East Africa. He was accompanied by his assistant, John David Gillett, who made an extraordinary film of the whole expedition, from their departure from Croyden Airport, their flight to…

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Ross in Alexandria, 1915

Sir Ronald Ross’ work on dysentery in Alexandria, Egypt

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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Robert Mackay, 1912

Robert Mackay 1886-1928

When we look back at the early days of the School, we think of the Lecturers, such as Robert Leiper, the Directors, such as H. B. Newham, Sir Andrew Balfour, and even our School’s founder, Sir Patrick Manson, however we rarely look at other members of staff, who were…

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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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Anniversary of Sir Patrick Manson: 3 Oct 1844 – 9 April 1922

Sir Patrick Manson, founder of the London School of Tropical Medicine,  died 93 years ago today.

Manson, known as the father of modern tropical medicine, studied medicine at Aberdeen University, passing M.B. and C.M. in 1865.

In 1866 he became a  medical officer in Formosa (Taiwan) for the…

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