Monthly Archives: August 2022

National Immunization Awareness Month

(see https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/events/niam/index.html) The National Immunization Awareness Month is held annually in August, focusing on the importance of immunization at all ages (see https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/events/niam/index.html) I was born in April 1964, in Birmingham, West Midlands. My parents and grandparents had lived through … Continue reading

What a lack of breastfeeding support is costing the world

By Dylan Walters (Nutrition International) and Sandra Remancus (Alive & Thrive) Every year, a lack of concerted support for breastfeeding from governments around the world costs the global economy more than US$570 billion. These losses, the cumulative result of child … Continue reading

Sir Humphry Davy : illustrious former owner of a book on the plague now in LSHTM Library. LSHTM Rare Books Blog series No. 5. August 2022.

Like most books in the Library‚Äôs Special Collection our copy of A Treatise on the Plague by A.B. Faulkner, published in 1820, was acquired secondhand. This was probably purchased from an antiquarian bookseller by our first librarian, Cyril Barnard, who … Continue reading

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