Tuesday, August 21

Mosquito Day

For those of you not in "the know" . . . there is a display at LSHTM for the 110th anniversary of mosquito day, 20th August 1897, on this day Ross discovered the mosquito transmission of malaria. The display is designed to show material from the Ross Collection, such as pages from Ross' notebook where he made his discovery on 20th August 1897, photographs of him, correspondence with various individuals (ie Sir Patrick Manson and Rudyard Kipling), and assorted other things like programmes and postcards from his travels around the world. If you come to see it you can also pick up free postcards and a bookmark to help promote the collection. Now don't you just want to book your flights to London to see this?!?!?!?! If you can't make it but are interested in knowing a wee bit about Ross, click here.



At 21 August, 2007 15:55, Blogger Shelby said...

Flying to London to see this sounds like the best plan so far today.

At 21 August, 2007 21:27, Blogger Andrew said...

I shall celebrate by finding a mosquito and squishing it.

It's also worth looking around for the mosquito hunter sketch by monty python.

At 22 August, 2007 02:10, Anonymous SusieJ said...

I had no idea. Hmmmm.

At 22 August, 2007 20:07, Anonymous Amanda said...

That's really funny because I was attacked by one billion mosquitos yesterday in my back garden! We haven't had any this year but with all the rain lately, they've hatched. Little jerks. I'm all red and bumpy today.


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