Author Archives: Aisling OMalley

Poetry of War: Sir Ronald Ross and the First World War

Sir Ronald Ross is best known for being the discoverer of the malaria vector in 1897. His discovery brought him the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1902, the first Briton to be awarded the prize in Medicine. What … Continue reading

The Great War Bake Off: 2018

This November marks the Centenary of the end of the First World War and to commemorate this time, LSHTM Archives Service is inviting staff and students to bake cakes using wartime recipes provided by the Library & Archives Service or a … Continue reading

Sir Ronald Ross and The Ghost Hypothesis

Spiritualism garnered popularity throughout the 19th and early 20th century, having emerged from America in 1848 when sisters, Maggie and Kate Fox, claimed that they were able to speak to spirits whereby they deciphered the knocks, apparently, created by other … Continue reading

Class of 1918?

At this time of year, the LSHTM Archives team like to look back at a historic class to welcome our new students, however the class of 1918 was unlike the previous and preceding years. This blog post will look at … Continue reading

119th Anniversary of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Today, marks the 119th 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 … Continue reading

Collection of the Month: Professor Robert Leiper

When considering the foundation of the School we often refer to esteemed staff such as Sir Patrick Manson, but often overlooked are the dedicated and accomplished members of staff like helminthologist Professor Robert Leiper who helped establish the School in … Continue reading

LSHTM & The NHS: 70 years of Involvement

Today, the nation is celebrating 70 years of the National Health Service. In 1948, leaflets were sent to households throughout England and Wales promising medical care for, ‘Everyone – rich or poor, man, woman, or child – can use it…it … Continue reading

Happy Easter from LSHTM Archives!

Indulgence is often associated with Easter where gourmet chocolate eggs and succulent lamb roast dinners are enjoyed. But what Easter recipes did people have during the Second World War when rations were tight? The Ministry of Food published recipes to … Continue reading

The history of suffrage and the impact of women in LSHTM archival collections‘

By Alison Forsey On February 6th 1918 the Representation of the People Act; legislation that allowed all men and some women to vote was put into law. Although it should be noted that not all women were granted the right … Continue reading

World AIDS Day 2017: HIV/AIDS Archives Collection

Today is World AIDS, a day dedicated to raising awareness of the AIDS pandemic, and to commemorate all those who have fallen victim to the disease. The LSHTM Archives have a number of collections that focus on HIV/AIDS, whether it’s … Continue reading