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Collection of the Month – James T. Duncan (1884-1958)

  It may surprise you to learn that the collection of the month for March consists of only one file, notes made by mycologist James T. Duncan on the ‘Principles of standardisation of agglutinable cultures’. Who was James T. Duncan? … Continue reading

100th Anniversary of the Silvertown Explosion

Today marks the 100th anniversary of the Silvetown Explosion, where, on the evening of January 19th 1917, 50 tonnes of trinitrotoluene exploded after efforts to extinguish a fire in one of the factory melt pots failed. The explosion killed 73 people, … Continue reading

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

Open Access Week 2016: How “open” are we? Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases

Now in its ninth year, Open Access Week celebrates progress and promotes awareness to help make Open Access the norm in scholarship and research. As part of the week’s activities we are sharing some info-graphics we’ve produced in the Library covering … Continue reading

Open Access Week 2016: How “open” are we? Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health

Now in its ninth year, Open Access Week celebrates progress and promotes awareness to help make Open Access the norm in scholarship and research. As part of the week’s activities we are sharing some info-graphics we’ve produced in the Library covering … Continue reading

Sir Ronald Ross’ Ear Plugs

Today, the World Health Organisation celebrates its 9th 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 a different … Continue reading

Silvertown Explosion, 1917

  On the evening of January the 19th 1917, a fire broke out in one of the factory melt pots, effort was made to extinguish the fire however the fire spread and ignited 50 tons of TNT. The explosion killed … Continue reading

100 Years ago today: Female Laboratory Assistants

A hundred years ago today, the Seamen’s Hospital Society’s Committee agreed upon the employment of laboratory girls. Prior to this, position of laboratory assistants were given to men, however due to conscription during the First World War the number of … Continue reading

Robert Mackay 1886-1928

When we look back at the early days of the School, we think of the Lecturers, such as Robert Leiper, the Directors, such as H. B. Newham, Sir Andrew Balfour, and even our School’s founder, Sir Patrick Manson, however we … Continue reading

116th Anniversary of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Today, marks the 116th 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