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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

Sir Ronald Ross and malaria in the First World War

To commemorate the anniversary of the end of the First World War, the Archives Service will be posting a number of war related blogs over the next few days. The LSHTM Archives Service holds the records of Sir Ronald Ross, … Continue reading

Sir Ronald Ross in 1916

To commemorate Armistice Day on 11 November, we decided to see what Sir Ronald Ross was up to during 1916 in terms of his war work. Up to 1916, he had undertaken a number of roles. In December 1914 Ross … Continue reading

Class of 1915

For all the new students this year, we thought it would be a great opportunity to meet the students from 100 years ago. In 1915, the School ran three sessions during the year; the 49th session began in October 1915 … Continue reading

Death of Sir Ronald Ross – 16th September 1932

By Aisling O’Malley Sir Ronald Ross was born in India in 1857, he was educated in Englandand entered the Indian Medical Service in 1881. In 1892 he began his study of malaria and in 1895 began corresponding with Sir Patrick … Continue reading

Ross in Alexandria

In July 1915, Sir Ronald Ross was appointed Consulting Physician on Tropical Diseases and was sent to Alexandria in Egypt for four months to research disease among the troops in the Dardanelles. In his report at the end of his … Continue reading

Christmas recipes in the Archives

I do enjoy baking at this time of year (the ginger biscuits I baked for the Library & Archives team disappeared pretty quickly) so I might take my inspiration from some of the Christmas recipes in our Nutrition collection:   … Continue reading

Class of 1914

For all the new students, we thought that it would be nice to meet the students from 100 years ago. In 1914, the School ran three sessions during the year; the 46th session began in October 1914 and ran to … Continue reading

Improving Health in Wartime seminar series

After a summer break, the Improving Health in Wartime seminar series starts again on Tuesday 9 September with a lunchtime and evening session. This series has been designed to complement the Improving Health in Wartime exhibition currently on display in … Continue reading

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The proof is in the pudding

As part of the ‘Improving Health in Wartime’ exhibition, we are planning a series of events using archive material. In keeping with the World War theme, I have selected leaflets from our Nutrition collection produced by the Ministry of Food … Continue reading