Tag Archives: Archives

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

History in the Making: Ross’s Slides Explored & Explained

  In 2016, students from the History & Health M.Sc. module suggested that the Archives should put Sir Ronald Ross’s malarial slides, dating from 1900, under the microscope.     Due to the age and rarity of these slides, you … 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

Documenting a Crisis: AIDS campaign archives

LSHTM Archives at the AIDS Histories and Cultures Festival 2018 On Monday 2nd July, the Archives Service took part in the Beat the Bugs event at the Royal College of Nursing. This was one of the first events of the … Continue reading

Guinea Worm…and other things

By Lara Salha As part of my Masters in Archives and Records Management at UCL,  I had the pleasure of being assigned my 3 week part-time placement at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine Archives and was given … 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

Sir Ronald Ross and the Château Renault

December 14th 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the torpedo sinking of the French Cruiser Château Renault. The Château Renault was sunk by a German U-boat en route to Greece with Sir Ronald Ross on board.   The Château Renault was used in the first World … Continue reading