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Mental Health Awareness Week

Mental Health Awareness Week

9-15 May 2022 is Mental Health Awareness Week.This year the theme is loneliness. One in four adults feel lonely some or all of the time, and the longer people feel lonely the more they are at risk of mental health problems. The Mental Health Foundation is raising awareness…

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Effective Literature Searching: ‘refresher’ training sessions for MSc students – booking now available.

These take place on: Tuesday 17th May 09:00 to 11:00Wednesday 18th May 15:30 to 17:30Thursday 19th May 13:00 to 15:00

Monday 27th June 13:00 to 15:00Tuesday 28th June 09:00 to 11:00Wednesday 29th June 15:30 to 17:30Thursday 30th June…

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Summer term updates from Keppel Street

Good luck to all LSHTM students, researchers and staff this term. Based on feedback we’ve received from our Library users so far this year, we’ve made some important changes to our physical Library services this term:

Evening opening

We’re pleased to announce that the Library is now…

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Self-service now available at LSHTM Library

We’re delighted to announce that we’ve just introduced a new self-service machine at the LSHTM Library.

If you’re a London-based student, you can use this straightaway! All you will need is your LSHTM ID card to borrow and return items. Library staff will also be…

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Observations on Smallpox by the 9th Century Persian Physician Rhazes (865-925) : LSHTM Rare Books Blog series No. 3.

This is the latest in the LSHTM Rare Books Blog, featuring Rhazes (full-name: Muhammad ibn Zakariyā al-Rāzī). Rhazes made notable contributions to many areas of medicine. His manuscripts, carefully preserved down the centuries, were among the first medical books printed in Europe in the 15th century. After translation into Latin Rhazes’s writings became widely disseminated and were to influence the future direction of western medicine.  

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Your well-being: a quick guide

What is well-being? According to Cambridge Dictionary, well-being is defined as “the state of feeling healthy and happy”. Why is well-being important? For the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, well-being is a “a positive outcome that is meaningful for people and for many sectors of…

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Library Display: International Day of People with Disabilities

The theme for the 2021 International Day of People with Disabilities is “Fighting for rights in the post-covid era”, something LSHTM knows a lot about.

The 3rd of December is International Day of People with Disabilities, it originated back in 1992 by the United Nations, as a day of…

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Inter Library Loans : update

Image: Abhi Sharma on Flickr (CC BY 2.0 license)

We’re pleased to be able to provide books and other physical materials via Inter Library Loan (ILL) once again. ILL is a useful service for all current LSHTM staff and students in those instances when you’re looking for…

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The Pamphlet Collection: Superman takes on his biggest foe.

Superman says “Never say yes to a cigarette”

Once again we are delving into the pamphlet collection, this time to bring you a glimpse of an early 80s public health campaign, staring Superman.  This can be found in the upstairs gallery at classmark GFW.AH.41.

Public Health Campaign…

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Book of the month. (1): Imperial medicine : Patrick Manson and the Conquest of Tropical Disease

Book of the month. No.1: November 2021

Imperial medicine : Patrick Manson and the conquest of tropical disease / Douglas M. Haynes – Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, 2001. Shelf mark: DY (MAN). Follow link for e-book version (LSHTM staff and students only)

This biography of Patrick Manson¹ looks at his…

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