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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 Blog 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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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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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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Understanding puerperal fever in the eighteenth century : the work of John Leake (1729-1792), man-midwife. LSHTM Rare Books Blog No. 8 January 2024.

In the 18th and 19th centuries and until the 20th Century the death of women in childbirth or shortly afterwards was a common occurrence. One early treatise on puerperal fever was written by John Leake, a physician and male midwife:  Practical observations on the child-bed fever, first published in…

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It’s ‘Dry January’ Month!

Devised by the Alcohol Change UK charity, ‘Dry January’ was created to encourage people to take a break from drinking alcohol for one month. The Alcohol Change UK works to reduce alcohol harm and to provide information and support around drinking. Taking a month off drinking allows people to start…

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World Aids Day 1 Dec 2023

World AIDS Day is a global movement to unite people in the fight against HIV and AIDS. In the UK, more than 105,000 people are living with HIV. Globally, an estimated 38 million people live with the virus. More than 35 million people have died of HIV or AIDS…

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Spitting prohibited notice on bus

Finish your toast!

“Finish your toast, Andre, then we’ll get the 51 to grandma’s”

I was 6 years old. My mum had taken me to the Birmingham Diaries café for tea and toast after my dental check-up: no breakfast on dental appointment days, but a treat for attending. I enjoyed…

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Book Display: National Stress Awareness Day

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National Stress Awareness Day takes place this year on Wednesday 1st November 2023. Founded by the International Stress Management Association, it aims to raise awareness of workplace stress and ways to combat it. The Library stocks lots of titles on stress and mental health…

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Green Libraries Week – Recycling

“Recycling cuts carbon dioxide emissions by 700 million tonnes a year. Recycling is one of the solutions to combat climate change. Recycling reduces the need to use new natural resources, including the fossil fuels that are used to make most plastics. For every tonne of paper recycled, for example…

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