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  • Health and development in history: from disease control to health systems – new Lecturer John Manton

    Health and development in history: from disease control to health systems - new Lecturer John MantonJohn Manton From its foundation in 1932, and especially after the end of World War Two in 1945, the Leprosy Centre at Uzuakoli, Nigeria, was a medical site of global significance, offering home and shelter to its rejected residents, and carrying out groundbreaking research into dapsone and clofazimine, drugs still used to treat leprosy. The research ...

  • Binkie meets the tsar

    Binkie meets the tsarGareth Millward Ronald Ross is sat down next to his wife, Rosa. She is holding a stuffed dog. And they are playing a parlour game with three of their guests – what will malaria research look like in 2015? And how would we get there? One of the advantages of working in a place like the School ...

  • RESAW – The History of the Internet (Conference Report)

    Gareth Millward Back in June, I attended the RESAW conference in Aarhus, Denmark. It was an international gathering of scholars, archivists and practitioners working with material archived from the internet. Since then, I’ve written about various aspects of dealing with web-based sources, including the lack of an established research practice and the exciting-but-methodologically-impractical nature of having ...