Tuesday, 24 August 2010

Exhibition on Sir Ronald Ross

To celebrate Mosquito Day which was on 20th August, the Archives Service has put on display an exhibition on Sir Ronald Ross, the discoverer of the mosquito transmission of malaria. This exhibition can be viewed by all visitors to the Library in the foyer area.

Material on display includes the page from his notebook where he made his famous discovery in 1897, photos, correspondence between Ross and Sir Patrick Manson, founder of the School and information on his career working on the eradication and prevention of malaria through sanitation measures.

The archives hold a collecion of 20,000 items of Ross material which are accessible for researchers to use either via the on-line catalogue or through visiting the archives in person. For further information on the collection, please see: http://www.lshtm.ac.uk/library/archives/

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