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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’s 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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Under the lens : London’s water examined in the 1853-4 cholera pandemic. LSHTM Rare Books Blog series No. 4. May 2022.

This illustration of a microcosm of the natural world in London’s water in 1854 was published in a book in the School’s Library, Report of the Medical Council … in relation to the cholera-epidemic of 1854 (General Board of Health. … Continue reading

Summer term updates from Keppel Street

Good luck to all LSHTM students, researchers and staff this term. Based on feedback we’ve received from our Library users so far this year, we’ve made some important changes to our physical Library services this term: Evening opening We’re pleased … Continue reading

The Pamphlet Collection: Superman takes on his biggest foe.

Superman says “Never say yes to a cigarette” Once again we are delving into the pamphlet collection, this time to bring you a glimpse of an early 80s public health campaign, staring Superman.  This can be found in the upstairs … Continue reading