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Sir Ronald Ross in 1916

To commemorate Armistice Day on 11 November, we decided to see what Sir Ronald Ross was up to during 1916 in terms of his war work. Up to 1916, he had undertaken a number of roles. In December 1914 Ross was appointed Consulting Physician in Tropical Diseases to the Hospitals…

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49th Session Oct-Dec 1915

Class of 1915

For all the new students this year, we thought it would be a great opportunity to meet the students from 100 years ago. In 1915, the School ran three sessions during the year; the 49th session began in October 1915 and ran to December. 9 students attended, made up entirely…

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Ross in wheelchair with Sir William Simpson and Sir Aldo Cas

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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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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Christmas recipes in the Archives

I do enjoy baking at this time of year (the ginger biscuits I baked for the Library & Archives team disappeared pretty quickly) so I might take my inspiration from some of the Christmas recipes in our Nutrition collection:


This leaflet, published in December 1945, is from a series…

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Staff and students October 1914

Class of 1914

For all the new students, we thought that it would be nice to meet the students from 100 years ago. In 1914, the School ran three sessions during the year; the 46th session began in October 1914 and ran to December. 23 students attended, this was made up of 19…

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Army Camp, Itea, Greece, 1917

Improving Health in Wartime seminar series

After a summer break, the Improving Health in Wartime seminar series starts again on Tuesday 9 September with a lunchtime and evening session. This series has been designed to complement the Improving Health in Wartime exhibition currently on display in the Keppel Street foyer and which shows how tropical medicine…

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my cake

The proof is in the pudding

As part of the ‘Improving Health in Wartime’ exhibition, we are planning a series of events using archive material.

In keeping with the World War theme, I have selected leaflets from our Nutrition collection produced by the Ministry of Food on the onset of the Second World War and after…

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