Improving Health in Wartime seminar series

After a summer break, the Improving Health in Wartime seminar series starts again on Tuesday 9 September with a lunchtime and evening session. This series has been designed to complement the Improving Health in Wartime exhibition currently on display in the Keppel Street foyer and which shows how tropical medicine…

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Top 5 downloaded papers from LSHTM Research Online – August 2014

Image caption: Metric Mania by Batega. License: CC-BY

Last month LSHTM Research Online had over 21,000 full text papers downloaded. The top three downloading countries last month were Germany, US and France.  Below are the top five downloaded papers for August:

Lockman, S; Shapiro, RL; Smeaton, LM; Wester…

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Work Experience in the LSHTM Archives: HIV/AIDS Cataloguing Project

Author: Megan McGill 

Megan has been on a work placement in the archives

The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine’s Centre for Sexual and Reproductive Health collection contains over seven-hundred descriptions of posters relating to AIDS/HIV from around Europe, giving education on the disease, as…

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Ross’s War – death of Second Lieutenant Ronald Campbell Ross

Sir Ronald Ross and his wife, Rosa, had four children, the eldest Ronald Campbell was killed at the start of the war in the retreat from Mons. Ross writes about his son’s death in his Memoirs which were published in 1923. His son had just obtained his commission as…

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Bank Holiday Opening

Even though it is the bank holiday this coming Monday, there is no need to hang around outside as the Library is open.  Our opening hours during the Bank Holiday Monday are 11:00 am to 5:pm  for staff and students only. Any visitors are welcome during core working…

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The proof is in the pudding

As part of the ‘Improving Health in Wartime’ exhibition, we are planning a series of events using archive material.

In keeping with the World War theme, I have selected leaflets from our Nutrition collection produced by the Ministry of Food on the onset of the Second World War and after…

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Ebola research articles freely available in Science

Science and Science Translational Medicine have made all current and past content research articles concerning the Ebola virus freely accessible to all at

In their web statement AAAS state: “Given the current outbreak, unprecedented in terms of the number of people killed and…

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Hurry! Journal Consultation 2014 closes 31st August

The Journal Consultation closes on 31st August 2014, and we want to hear from you whilst there’s still time. There are 3 different questionnaires, one for each Faculty:



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Beep, beep, beep… Library stocktake in process

If you’ve been into the Library this week, you may have heard a beeping noise. No need to worry, we’re just doing a stocktake of our books.

This means that the location information on the Library Catalogue may not be correct at the moment. If you are looking…

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LSHTM Library & Archives Service are now on Facebook

 It is now possible to follow the latest news and developments in the Library on Facebook. The Library has created a fan page on the popular social media site ( that provides regular updated information on…

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