The Library is on the 1st Floor of the Keppel Street building. A location map is available at www.lshtm.ac.uk/aboutus/contact/location
020 7927 2276
020 7927 2273
Please refer to website: https://www.lshtm.ac.uk/research/library-archives-service/visiting-library
Reference access is granted to anyone who needs to consult the collections.
Visitors need to show some form of identification verifying either current membership of another institution or current home address. Access to both the rare books collections and the archives is by appointment only. See our website for more details: https://www.lshtm.ac.uk/research/library-archives-service/library-membership
Tropical medicine. International public health.
The rare books collection consists of the Reece Collection on smallpox and vaccination and the Historical Collection relating to tropical disease and public health - this collection dates from 1650s to early 20th century. The archives of the School date from the mid-nineteenth century and consist of correspondence and personal papers of scientific, medical and public health professionals involved in the search for preventative measures and cures to disease including malaria, filariasis, cholera and leprosy. These include the papers of Sir Patrick Manson (tropical medicine specialist), Major General Sir Leonard Rogers (tropical public health physician) and Sir Ronald Ross (discoverer of the mosquito transmission of malaria). There are also administrative papers of the School, an extensive photographic collection, and scientific and medical artefacts.
The majority of the Library’s collections and services are located on the first floor, which is wheelchair accessible.
Recent print journals and the entire pamphlet collection are located on the mezzanine floor, which is accessible by stairs only. A fetching service is available.
See our website for more details: https://www.lshtm.ac.uk/research/library-archives-service/using-library/library-accessibility
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