Monthly Archives: November 2015

World Toilet Day: Dr James Balfour Kirk’s guide to excretion in the tropics

By Chris Olver To celebrate World Toilet Day we thought it would be appropriate to quickly highlight one of our archival manuscripts on sanitary care in the tropics. Written by Dr James Balfour-Kirk to his godson who was travelling through … Continue reading

Intercalating a Master’s degree

Chloe Knox is a medical student from Brighton & Sussex Medical School who is intercalating at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, studying the MSc Reproductive and Sexual Health Research. Here, Chloe shares her advice about intercalating. What is … Continue reading

Alumni Profile: Dr Fábio Luiz Vieira

This week our alumni spotlight is on Dr Fábio Luiz Vieira, who studied a short course in Health Economics at the School in 2009. Fábio is now the Director of VZ Associados Health Consulting in São Paulo, Brazil. He has also recently … Continue reading

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Open Access and researchers: interview with Antonio Gasparrini

Open Access Week is now in its eighth year offering the opportunity to celebrate our achievements so far, and further promote awareness to help make Open Access the new norm in research worldwide. Exemplifying some of the achievements at The … Continue reading

Unique film of an expedition to East Africa, 1936

In 1936, Major HS Leeson, an entomologist working at the School, set off on an expedition to study malarial mosquitoes in East Africa. He was accompanied by his assistant, John David Gillett, who made an extraordinary film of the whole … Continue reading

Sir Ronald Ross’ work on dysentery in Alexandria, Egypt

In July 1915, Sir Ronald Ross was appointed Consulting Physician on Tropical Diseases and was sent to Alexandria in Egypt for four months to research disease among the troops in the Dardanelles. In his report at the end of his … Continue reading