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Class of 1920

As we welcome new students to the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, it seems appropriate that we reflect on the students who attended 100 years ago, the class of 1920.

The 64th session ran from October to December. 72 students attended the School, of these 61 were…

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Sleeping sickness map of East Africa

Sleeping Sickness records

The LSHTM Archives hold a number of collections relating to sleeping sickness or African trypanosomiasis, which is an insect-borne parasitic infection of humans and other animals. It is caused by the species Trypanosoma brucei. Humans are infected by two types, Trypanosoma brucei gambiense (TbG) and Trypanosoma brucei rhodesiense (TbR…

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The COVID Symptom Study needs you!

The COVID Symptom Study is led by researchers at King’s College London and health science company ZOE. Through the specially designed app, over 4 million people regularly report how they are feeling (whether they feel unwell or not), making it the “the largest public science project of its kind…

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Musings on maps

I’ve always been fascinated by maps of all kinds. Long before I first visited London, I opened a pocket diary belonging to my parents and found a map of the London Underground on the back pages, the classic Pick design which sacrifices geographical accuracy for diagrammatic clarity. Where was…

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New platform for e-books

The library recently switched a number of titles to the VLe Books platform when one of our original suppliers got into difficulty.

Below is an example of how titles look on this new platform:

And this is the same book viewed in the “reader”

You can download and share in…

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Expanding eBooks: accessing library materials without a library

For many the quintessential image of the academic library is perhaps something from a bygone era. Dusty shelves with rows upon rows of books, academic journals in rolling stacks, silence broken up by the odd cough and pencil dropping from a desk as a fastidious librarian tells you off for…

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Dicots .. or, What’s on TV?

During the COVID lockdown, we have been encouraged to pay attention to our mental health. For some people this may mean growing plants or vegetables, perhaps in pots if your access to outside space is limited. Learning a language or playing a musical instrument is encouraged by some.

The illustration…

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Digitised Collections

While LSHTM remains closed and most of our archives are out of reach in Keppel Street, we thought we would highlight some of our digitised collections, available to researchers from the comfort of their own homes… 

Student Registers  

Our collection…

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Dr Neil Hamilton Fairley

Renowned for his work on Malaria during the Second World War, Neil Hamilton Fairley, who held a lecturer position at LSHTM in the 1920s, dedicated his life to the research of parasitic disease. This blog explores his life and work. 

Born in Australia in 1891, Neil Hamilton Fairley was one…

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grasshopper

Library Support for Researchers – InfoSkills and Literature Searching: the basics to systematic review searches.

Dear Research Degree Students (RDS) & Research Staff,

ONLINE LIBRARY SERVICES: the Library & Archives Service continues to provide all online library services & access to our online collections as normal. Plus, we have enhanced and added to our online support in areas such as: 

Literature Searching guidance & training…

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