Author Archives: Claire Frankland

Sir Ronald Ross’s Slides Explored & Explained

  Students from the History & Health MSc module have often suggested that we put Sir Ronald Ross’s collection of malarial slides under the microscope. This collection, dating from the 1890s, in its beautiful wooden box, is one of my … Continue reading

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Sir Ronald Ross’s Slides under the Microscope

In 2015, students from the History & Health MSc module suggested that we put Sir Ronald Ross’s collection of malarial slides under the microscope. This collection, dating from the 1890s, in its beautiful wooden box, is one of my favourite … Continue reading

Pioneers of Tropical Medicine

It’s Explore Your Archives Week: today we focus on ‘Pioneers’, something the School is so well known for. Around our building is the famous frieze of 23 pioneers of tropical medicine. They include such luminaries as Sir Ronald Ross, who … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

‘Make Listening Safe’ International Ear Care Day

By Aisling O’Malley In March, the World Health Organisation celebrates International Ear Care Day. Beginning in Beijing in 2007, the day aims to raise awareness and to promote ear and hearing care across the world, with each year focussing on … Continue reading

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Archives: A first taste

By Ian Walden The past two weeks have been something of a blur. Volunteering with the School’s archives is my first step towards qualifying as an archivist, gaining essential experience before enrolling on an MA course in Archive Management. I … Continue reading

Sir Ronald Ross’s Russian trip, January 1912

    In January 1912, Sir Ronald Ross was invited to join an official visit to the Russian Duma. This was a reciprocal trip to St. Petersburg and Moscow after members of the Russian Duma had visited the UK Parliament. … Continue reading

Experience in the Archives

By Kate Veale As part of my Masters in Archives and Record Management, I was lucky enough to gain a two week placement in the archive of London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. My task was to sort, arrange … Continue reading

Work Experience at the LSHTM Archives: Great War Bake Off and Other Projects

By Louise Woof I have been fortunate enough to be able to spend two weeks at the archive, learning the role of an archivist and undertaking various projects from listing AIDS research papers to setting up displays for the Great … Continue reading