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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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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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Pedometer challenge meets male middle aged civil servants from 1970s

 

The belief that ’10,000’ steps is good for you is relatively ingrained fitness lore worldwide. The belief has spread through high profile global step fitness challenges and the prevalence of relatively cheap, accurate digital step counters. However, before we all became fixated with collecting our own personal health…

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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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Archive Plans for 2017

The Archives team had a successful year in 2016, working on lots of exciting projects and welcoming our new team member, Alison as part time Archives Assistant. We are all looking forward to an exciting year in 2017 with more projects and plenty of dissemination opportunities. Here are just some…

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Whitehall Study

The Archives Service has been successful in our funding application to the Wellcome Trust’s Research Resources in Medical History for a project to catalogue and preserve the Whitehall Study.

In 1967, LSHTM began its major Health Survey of Male Civil Servants aged 40 or over. This is widely referred…

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