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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 the Keppel Street foyer and which shows how tropical medicine…

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Ross’s War – death of Second Lieutenant Ronald Campbell Ross

Sir Ronald Ross and his wife, Rosa, had four children, the eldest Ronald Campbell was killed at the start of the war in the retreat from Mons. Ross writes about his son’s death in his Memoirs which were published in 1923. His son had just obtained his commission as…

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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 on the onset of the Second World War and after…

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Sir Ronald Ross’ poem to mark the start of the First World War, ‘Black August, 1914’

 

On 14th August 1914, Britain officially entered the conflict that became known as the First World War. Sir Ronald Ross marked the occasion by writing a poem about the event which resonates with the spirit of the eve-of-war remarks of the British foreign secretary at the time…

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Improving Health in Wartime Exhibition

August 2014 marks the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War. To commemorate this event, the Library & Archives Service has created an exhibition to show how tropical medicine and public health professionals have worked to improve health in areas of conflict since the First World War…

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Winner of Photo Competition

We are pleased to announced that the winner of the Photo Competion is Andrew Bastawrous with his photo entitled: Cataract diagnosis in rural Kenya using a smartphone.

There were 76 entries this year and the judging panel was very impressed by the quality and range of images. We would like…

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400th Freedom of Information request received

This morning the 400th FOI request was received by the School so I thought that this was worth commenting on. The Freedom of Information Act was brought into force in 2005 with the aim of making public authorities more transparent. It gives the public the right to access information held…

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World Cancer Day

To support World Cancer Day, we thought that we would highlight some of the collections in the Archives that relate to Cancer. Although this was not a core topic that was researched in the early years of the School, there are a number of collections where there is a wealth…

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Leprosy collections in the Archives

To support World Leprosy Day on 26 January, we thought that we would highlight some of the collections that contain material on leprosy.

We hold one file of papers of Stanley George Browne, (1907-1986). These reflect his work and interest in the field of leprology and contain manuscripts and…

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