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  • Who deserves a blue plaque?

    Who deserves a blue plaque?The History Centre at LSHTM is located in a building in Tavistock Place, about 10 minutes walk from the main School building in Keppel Street.   Tavistock Place is close to Marchmont Street, a bustling shopping street with a lively local community. We researched the history of the building and developed cordial relations with the local ...

  • The Sorrows of Salad

    Having spent four months working on a paper on salads, food poisoning and public health, I heard of the publication of Joanna Blythman’s Swallow This on BBC Radio 4’s Food Programme the other week with a  mixture of anxiety and anticipation. I need not have worried: Blythman’s topic is the iniquities of the food industries, ...

  • Gone for a while but not forgotten: the Dr. John Snow memorial pump on Broadwick Street

    Gone for a while but not forgotten: the Dr. John Snow memorial pump on Broadwick Street The pump replica on Broadwick Street, Soho has been removed because of long-term building works, which are scheduled to take 18 months. Broadwick Street was at the centre of the famous outbreak of cholera in 1854. It was named ‘Broad Street’ at that time and a model of the pump was erected there in 1992. ...