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Class of 1917

As we welcome the students of 2017 to the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, it seems appropriate that we reflect on the students who attended 100 years ago, the class of 1917.   At this time the School … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

New Additions to the H.S Leeson Collection

A new addition to the H.S Leeson Collection Back in January, we chose the H.S Leeson papers to be our Collection of the Month, but since then the collection has grown. In March, we were kindly gifted 142 photographs that … Continue reading

Collection of the Month for April – George Macdonald

April 25th is Malaria Day, and as a result, the collection of the month here at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine archives is the Macdonald Collection. George Macdonald was born in 1903 in Sheffield, the son of … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading