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  • Net values: mosquitoes and malaria


    Malaria kills around half a million people a year, most of them children under five. World Malaria Day, 25 April, is an annual reminder that the war against this killer disease continues. Since the 19th century there has been a… Continue reading

  • Wellcome’s tropical legacy


    Some of the most innovative medical research happens in Africa. This was something Henry Wellcome knew, and it is something that the Wellcome Trust continues to be aware of. Today, major overseas programmes supported by the Trust include the KEMRI-Wellcome… Continue reading

  • Henry Wellcome in the Heart of the Andes


    As today’s anniversary of Sir Henry Wellcome’s birth falls at a time of the year when many of our readers may still be on holiday, I thought we would take this opportunity to discuss Wellcome’s travels. In particular, I wanted to… Continue reading

  • Malaria in the Port of London


    The medical officers of health for the Port of London had a unique job travelling up and down the Thames from London to the Thames Estuary, inspecting the cargo and crew of ships from around the world. The rapid spread… Continue reading

  • Let us spray? Papers of Leonard Jan Bruce-Chwatt now available


      The distinguished malariologist Leonard Jan Bruce-Chwatt (1907-1989) summed up the feelings of many of his contemporaries when, in 1986, he wrote: “We all know the main chapters of the sad saga of global malaria eradication and felt, often personally,… Continue reading

  • Item of the Month, April 2012: ‘On Indigenous Malaria’


    As today is World Malaria Day, our Item of Month for April focuses on one of the thousands of works the Library holds on the disease.  The term ‘Tropical Disease’ can be a misleading one. Take this image: in the book… Continue reading

  • Papers of P. C. C. Garnham


    What do Edgar Allen Poe, protozoology and breeding rabbits have in common? The answer: Percy Cyril Claude Garnham, a rabbit breeding, Poe reading Professor of Medical Protozoology whose papers are held by the Wellcome Library. Although the majority of Garnham’s… Continue reading