First digitally-born e-thesis at LSHTM

A milestone has been reached with the School’s first ‘e-born’ thesis now available via LSHTM Research Online!

The thesis by Dr Alex Cook and entitled ‘Control of Salmonella infection in pigs at the farm level in Great Britain’ joins the many that have been digitised from paper copies…

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Malaria in the UK


To mark World Malaria Day, here is a short blog about the history of malaria in the UK and the work of John Frederick Marshall (1874-1949), parasitologist, whom devoted much of his life in studying and controlling mosquitoes in the UK and whose archives are stored here.


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Happy Easter from the Archives!

Major Ronald Ross received this Easter greeting sent by Dr F Genovese in 1910 from the province of Caulonia, Calabria, Italy .

The postcard shows a group waiting to receive quinine treatment for malaria.


A second postcard from Genovese to Ross, shows  a bullock cart transporting Genovese and Professor Bartholemew…

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Chronicling an Epidemic: new archival material on the first Ebola epidemic

The ongoing outbreak of Ebola in Guinea and surrounding regions has brought this terrifying disease back into the world’s media spotlight. This epidemic shares some of the features of the first devastating outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (then Zaire) in 1976. Then, international medical authorities such as…

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How do I search Medline before 1946?

I was recently asked this question by a student who was rather surprised by my answer. I took the student up to the Library’s Wellcome Gallery where we looked at print copies of Index Medicus, going back to volume one, printed in 1879.

Index Medicus was published every month…

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Winner of Photo Competition

We are pleased to announced that the winner of the Photo Competion is Andrew Bastawrous with his photo entitled: Cataract diagnosis in rural Kenya using a smartphone.

There were 76 entries this year and the judging panel was very impressed by the quality and range of images. We would like…

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Top 5 downloaded papers from LSHTM Research Online – March 2014

Last month we had just under 10, 000 downloads of full text papers from LSHTM Research Online with China, Germany and the USA the top three countries downloading. Below are the top five downloaded papers from March:

  Pathai, S; (2013) Does HIV accelerate the aging process? An assessment of clinical…

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SIGMA Research collection catalogue is now available

The archives of SIGMA Research have now been catalogued and the collection can be viewed online on the LSHTM archives catalogue. This is the fourth collection to be catalogued as part of the Wellcome Trust funded project to catalogue and preserve the School’s HIV/AIDS archive collections. The collection…

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25% discount on APC in BMJ Journals

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VGN Fall Into Health Autumn Sale
All staff and students who publish in a BMJ journal and wish to make their article immediately ‘Open Access’ now qualify for a 25% discount on the fee. This discount will be applied after…

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Library Services for Distance Learning Students

After Distance Learning students and staff partied it on down in the library at the annual DL reception hosted by LSHTM alumni earlier this month, I thought it the opportune moment to outline the library services we offer distance learning students.
The basics (i.e. the numbers and whatnot)


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