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Monday, 19 August 2013
World Mosquito Day 20th August
Tea party at the Ross Institute, 20 Aug. 1931, celebrating 34th anniversary of Mosquito Day; the day on which Sir Ronald Ross discovered the mosquito transmission of malaria. Ross's dog, Binkie, takes pride of place.
LSHTM Archives contain Sir Ronald Ross' Archive, including the now fragile notebook in which he recorded his discovery in 1897. The collection contains over 20,000 items. Details of the archive can be found online at http://www.lshtm.ac.uk/library/archives/index.html
Ross notebook detailing discovery
Sir Ronald Ross with microscope
As well as papers, the archive also contains Ross's microscope plus a box of original malarial blood slides taken in India, and a fragile mosquito box, used in field work.