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The Pamphlet Collection: Defeating The Nostrum Evil

It’s often very peaceful up in the gallery of the main Reading Room. There isn’t any space for desks, just a narrow walkway allowing you to browse the shelves. That means you can pass by a lot of shelving on your way to find a volume, giving ample…

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Photograph of Dry January book display consisting of eight books, with bust of Sir Richard Doll on the right.

Book Display: Dry January

Dry January is a campaign run by Alcohol Change UK during which participants abstain from drinking alcohol for January. Alcohol Change UK is a British charity that works towards reducing harms caused by alcohol consumption. Since it started in 2012, Dry January has grown fast. It has been widely covered…

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2023 MeSH headings update

Each year, the National Library of Medicine updates the MeSH headings used to tag and index items added to the Medline or PubMed database. This is to update the terminology to keep up with changes in practice and also to edit any terms which have been found to be problematic…

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The cover of Miss Fluffy Rice depicts, in black, white, and red, a spoon with a human face and rice for hair wearing an apron and throwing more rice on to a bride and groom, who have their backs turned to her.

The Pamphlet Collection: Retro Recipes

The Library’s Pamphlet Collection, housed in the gallery of the main Reading Room, comprises government reports, research papers, leaflets and circulars, and instructional manuals, to name but a few. A more surprising element of the collection is the twentieth-century pamphlets containing recipes. The shelf marks relating to Nutrition…

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 International Day of People with Disabilities 2022

December 3rd 2022 will be International Day of Persons with Disabilities. The day was first celebrated back in 1992 and set up by the United Nations to celebrate and recognize the achievements of people living with disabilities, but also to raise awareness of the various issues such as inequality and…

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Pamphlet Collection: Fumifugium, by John Evelyn

While working on the book display about London the other month, I came across a fairly curious-looking bound volume in the Pamphlet Collection. So, today’s trip into the pamphlet collection will investigate it a bit! Fumifugium, written by John Evelyn and first published in 1661, is now considered…

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A photograph of the Library book display, showing thirteen brightly coloured books on a cabinet surrounding a metal bust of Sir Richard Doll.

London Book Display

As we continue to welcome new and returning students to LSHTM, we have put together a selection of books from our collection about the city of London. From bubonic plague to air pollution, the works collected cover many of the challenges of living in this city over the centuries. Whether…

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World rabies day, 28 September 2022.

28 September 2022 marks World Rabies Day. This year’s theme is “One health ; zero death” : see: https://www.who.int/news-room/events/detail/2022/09/28/default-calendar/world-rabies-day-2022The World Health Organization has a target for the elimination of deaths due to dog-mediated infection…

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September is Vascular Disease Awareness month

As part of Vascular Disease Awareness month the Circulation Foundation’s ‘The Body Walk’ campaign raises awareness and funding for research and support. Information about vascular disease and The Body Walk campaign can be found on the Circulation Foundation website.

Vascular disease includes diseases of the arteries, veins, and lymphatic…

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Sir Humphry Davy : illustrious former owner of a book on the plague now in LSHTM Library. LSHTM Rare Books Blog series No. 5. August 2022.

Like most books in the Library’s Special Collection our copy of A Treatise on the Plague by A.B. Faulkner, published in 1820, was acquired secondhand. This was probably purchased from an antiquarian bookseller by our first librarian, Cyril Barnard, who was actively adding books of importance to the…

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