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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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India in the Historical Collection (pt. 2): Plants and Pharmacology

As we’ve already seen in this blog series, the Historical Collection furnishes a huge variety of pre-twentieth-century material that is of value to anyone interested in the history of science or social studies or LSHTM as an institution. The work done to improve catalogue records for this…

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image advising MSc students to book a literature searching session.

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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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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Green Libraries Week – Energy Use and Waste Reduction

Acting sustainably as a university library is about reducing consumption of resources where possible, and reducing wasted resources through reuse. We’ve already explored the importance of acting sustainably with regard to water yesterday in another blogpost. Energy is another resource we need to use carefully, especially while universities are…

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02 – 08 October 2023 is Green Libraries Week

Every year Libraries Week celebrates the contribution that libraries have to offer their communities across the UK. Libraries Week is organised by the library and information association, CILIP and the theme this year is climate change and sustainability:

“In 2023, Libraries Week becomes Green Libraries Week, a celebration of the…

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Book Display: World Humanitarian Day

19th August 2023 is World Humanitarian Day, a yearly day of observance established by the UN to recognise the contributions of humanitarian workers. Their theme this year is “the importance, effectiveness and positive impact of humanitarian work.” In recognition of the day, why not take a look at some of…

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Cyril Cuthbert Barnard: a new poster display in the Library

Visit the Library’s Barnard Room to find out more about the first professional librarian at LSHTM – Cyril Cuthbert Barnard (1894-1959).

If you’ve ever taken a book out of the Library, chances are you will have noticed the shelf mark on the spine. All books in the Library…

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Your Library needs you!

Have your say on the Library and get a £10 gift voucher!

The LSHTM Library will be holding focus groups of service users to gather feedback on our Discover Library search tool (The Library catalogue).

Discover : The LSHTM library catalogue.

We’d love for you to join us on one…

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