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Commemorating a pioneer Health Economist: Professor Jennifer Roberts

Professor Jennifer Roberts

September 1938 – 11 April 2014

Early Career

Jennifer Roberts was born into a mining family in North Wales. She won a miners’ scholarship to the London School of Economics aged 21. In 1973 she became a research fellow at the London School of Economics having written her…

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New way to find your books in the Library!

With the recent revision of the Barnard classification scheme – which determines where books are shelved in the Library – the Collections team has been investigating ways that searching for books can be made easier for readers.

At the Enquiries Desk, when readers wish to find a book that they have read…

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The history of tuberculosis, cover of book "The greatest story never told"

World Tuberculosis Day 2024. Yes! We can end TB!

The theme of World TB Day 2024 is “Yes! We can end TB!”

The World Tuberculosis Report 2023 (World Health Organization) is available as a free download:

https://www.who.int/teams/global-tuberculosis-programme/tb-reports/global-tuberculosis-report-2023

The following references are a taste of the selection…

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Book display: Nutrition & Hydration Week 2024

It’s Nutrition and Hydration week from the 11th to the 17th March 2024.

Nutrition and Hydration Week, 11th – 17th March 2024

This year, the theme around the week is “Making a Difference Everyday”, it’s all important we all consider if we’re getting enough nutrients in our diets…

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Using other libraries in London and beyond

As work continues to transform the Lower Ground Floor area of Keppel Street, if you’re based in London and are looking for alternative spaces to study there are several options available to you:

Senate House

All current students, staff and researchers at LSHTM can join Senate House Library – located…

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Book Display: National Cancer Prevention Month

February is National Cancer Prevention Month. It’s an opportunity to spread the word and take action in order to live better, healthier, and happier lives. This initiative aims to raise awareness about cancer and spread awareness about the importance of early detection, which is paramount to its prevention. Cancer…

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Indian medicinal plants : an early nineteenth century illustrated reference book by the Indian physicians K.R. Kirtikar and B.D. Basu LSHTM Rare Book Blog series No. 9. February 2024.

In those parts of the world with a written language, the first organisms in the natural world to be studied, documented and figured were plants in recognition of their economic value in agriculture, nutrition, health and well-being.  In Europe these herbals, as they are called, were hand-written in…

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Illustration depicting cardiologists examining heart with stethoscope and blood samples in lab tubes among pills and a heartbeat diagram.

Book Display: Hearts and Heart Health

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Given it’s Valentine’s Day on the 14th February, why not investigate what LSHTM Library has to offer on the topic of hearts and heart health? The current book display offers a number of our more eyecatching volumes, along with the covers…

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image advising MSc students to book a literature searching session.

Effective Literature Searching: relevant for MSc Projects – booking now available (all sessions on Zoom).

These take place on:Part 1 – step by step literature searching: relevant to all types of MSc Project.Fri 9th Feb 10:00 to 11:30Tues 13th Feb 10:00 to 11:30Fri 16th Feb 14.30 to 16.00 Tues 20th Feb 10.00 to 11.30Weds 6th…

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Poster for World Leprosy Day showing hand

World Leprosy Day 2024

World Leprosy Day is celebrated on the last Sunday of January. In India it is observed on 30 January, the anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi’s death.

This year’s theme is “Beat Leprosy”, with the dual objectives of eradicating the stigma associated with leprosy and promoting the dignity of those…

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