This year saw the bicentenary of John Snow's birth, the disease mapping detective who first proved cholera was transmitted through water in the deadly 1854 epidemic in Soho. Explore historical maps and other items from our exhibition.
This is the microscope of Sir Ronald Ross, one of many items in the School archives. Ross famously discovered the mosquito transmission of malaria and was awarded the Nobel prize. The medal is also kept at the School.
This preserved specimen from our collection is a the larvae of a parasitic warble fly burrowed under the skin of a reindeer. Let's hope Rudolph doesn't get one of these!
SuperAmma is a fictional character used to encourage mothers and children in rural India to wash their hands with soap, improving hygiene and preventing disease. Learn more about the School's involvement in SuperAmma.
This trowel and mallet were used by the Minister of Health, Neville Chamberlain, to lay the foundation stone of the School’s Keppel Street building in 1926. Learn more about the history of the School.
Dr James Logan's team made an unusual discovery this year...the malaria parasite actually manipulates a mosquito's sense of smell to make it more attracted to human odour and so more likely to bite us and spread the disease. Dr Logan is also a guest presenter on Channel 4's Embarassing Bodies, and recently presented the BBC Four programme, Insect Dissection: How Insects Work, where he dissected a cockroach.
Want to make a real difference, and study at the School in 2014? Hear what our students have to say and maybe we'll see you next year!
2013 was an incredible year for the School, with our research making headlines across the globe. Discover some of this year's highlights.
In 2009, the School became both the first academic institution and first British winner of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation award for outstanding contribution to improving global health.
In 1955, Sir Richard Doll established the link between smoking and lung cancer. His bust sits in the library, watching over our students as they work hard towards making their mark on improving health worldwide.