Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Wartime at LSHTM exhibition

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.

School staff and students in 1916

Bomb damage to the School  in 1941
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 Archives Service is in the early stages of planning an exhibition that will go in display in the foyer of Keppel Street to commemorate the centenary of the start of the First War World in July 2014. This will focus on War and Health and use material from our collections to highlight the work that School staff have done during conflicts in the 20th and 21st centuries. Please contact the Archives Service for further information at

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