Monday, 7 November 2011

New exhibition: Wartime at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Bomb damage to the Malet Street side of the School's Keppel Street building, May 1941. Photo credit: TH Everitt & Sons/LSHTM Library & Archives Service

An exhibition to mark Remembrance Day (11 November) is now on display in the Library exhibition area. Designed as a tribute to staff and students who have served in or been affected by war, the exhibition features photographs, official war records and reports from the School’s archive collections. ‘Wartime at LSHTM’ includes material relating to the activities of the School and the roles of staff, students and associated individuals during the First and Second World Wars.

Highlights include photographs and documents recording: Sir Ronald Ross’s military service in Alexandria in 1917; an extract from Ross’s memoir where he records his experience of serving as a consultant on malaria and dysentery during the First World War; the bombed Keppel Street building in 1941 and work of former School staff, Dean Smith and AW Woodruff, on malnutrition in prisoner of war camps in Hong Kong and Singapore during the Second World War.

The exhibition will be on display until the end of November.

The LSHTM Archives preserve and make accessible manuscript material, personal papers, photographs and artefacts relating to the history of tropical medicine and public health since the mid-nineteenth century. Further information is available at on our website.

Rada Vlatkovic and Emma Golding, LSHTM Archives Service

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