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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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Collection of the Month – James T. Duncan (1884-1958)

 

It may surprise you to learn that the collection of the month for March consists of only one file, notes made by mycologist James T. Duncan on the ‘Principles of standardisation of agglutinable cultures’.

Who was James T. Duncan?

James T. Duncan was born in Dublin in 1884 and…

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Introducing Item of the Month

April marks the start of our Item of the Month, an initiative that aims to promote items from the LSHTM Archives that may have been overlooked in the past. We will choose items that reflect events, news, or themes of the month. This month we have chosen the School’s…

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Silvertown after the explosion, 1917

Silvertown Explosion, 1917

 

On the evening of January the 19th 1917, a fire broke out in one of the factory melt pots, effort was made to extinguish the fire however the fire spread and ignited 50 tons of TNT. The explosion killed 73 people and injured more than 400. It is estimated…

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100 Years ago today: Female Laboratory Assistants

A hundred years ago today, the Seamen’s Hospital Society’s Committee agreed upon the employment of laboratory girls. Prior to this, position of laboratory assistants were given to men, however due to conscription during the First World War the number of men available to work dropped dramatically, hence this…

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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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