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The Gilded Vectors of Disease: Sculptures at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Decorating the exterior of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) is a frieze in the Art Deco style of gilded bronze figures of ten different animals. The figures are sculpted into the iron balconies on the first … Continue reading

British Mosquito Control Institute on Hayling Island.

By Mia Annesen-Wood Although having recently discovered National Insect Week happens rather disappointingly once every two years, I would still like to bring awareness to National Insect Week (at least for next year anyway). I have done some research using … Continue reading

Work Experience in LSHTM Library and Archives

By Mia Annesen-Wood Firstly, I would just like to thank the whole LSHTM Library and Archives team for being so welcoming and friendly. It has been a wonderful experience to both observe and play a small role in the work … Continue reading

International Women’s Day: 2019

International Women’s Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. Today is a great chance to remind ourselves of all the women who have contributed to science, technology, engineering and mathematics … Continue reading

Jerry Morris Collection

Jeremiah ‘Jerry’ Noah Morris was born in Liverpool on the 6th May, 1910. Jerry Morris’ father, a Hebrew teacher from Russia, adopted the surname ‘Morris’ after the captain of the ship that brought him to England. The Morris family did … Continue reading

Sir Andrew Balfour

On this day, Sir Andrew Balfour, first Director of LSHTM and Scottish Medical Officer, died in 1931. Born in Edinburgh in 1873, it seemed that Balfour would follow in the footsteps of his successful father, Dr T.A.G Balfour, an Edinburgh … Continue reading

A Wartime Christmas: The Nutrition Collection does Christmas

Often when we think of Christmas we associate it with indulgence, where we look forward to succulent roast dinners and copious amounts of sweet treats, but spare a thought for those who faced Christmas on rations. From 1939 till 1954, … Continue reading

World Digital Preservation Day at LSHTM

November 29th 2018 was the date of the 2nd World Digital Preservation Day. We explore the role of digital preservation in health research, describe the digital preservation activities currently performed by the LSHTM Library & Archives Service, and outline our future plans.