Under the lens : London’s water examined in the 1853-4 cholera pandemic. LSHTM Rare Books Blog series No. 4. May 2022.

Figure 1:  Colourful organisms in a sample of the water supplied by the Southwark & Vauxhall Company to St. Thomas’s Hospital in 1854 as seen under the microscope (Hassall 1855a : page 248, Plate 19).

This illustration of a microcosm of the natural world in London’s water in…

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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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World Malaria Day 2022: Monday 25 April

The theme of World Malaria Day 2022 is: “Harness innovation to reduce the malaria burden and save lives.” The World Health Organization (WHO) believes that no single tool available today will solve the problem and is calling for significant investment and a multi-sector approach.

In 2020 there were an…

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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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April is Stress Awareness Month

As we enter April and look forward to an Easter break, it is worth noting that this month is Stress Awareness Month.

Stress “can influence our physical and psychological health, or more simply, too much stress can make you ill.” (1)

It is important to recognise when everyday stresses build…

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World Tuberculosis Day. 24 March 2022

World Tuberculosis Day is held on the 24 March each year to raise awareness of the public health impact of this disease. On this date in 1882, Robert Koch announced he had discovered the bacterium that causes TB, which opened a way towards diagnosis and cure.

This year’s theme…

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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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Statistics and more statistics

Did you know that there have been over 8 million downloads from LSHTM Research Online since its inception in 2011 ! That is a lot of downloading !In January 2022, there were 161,445 downloads alone, compared with 68,690 in January 2021. If we look at download trends over the…

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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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