The Independent London Newspaper
24th November 2014

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HEALTH: Fancy a bite? - Canapés on mozzie day

    Dr James Logan, who researches biting insects including mosquitoes and malaria, demonstrating to guests how attractive his skin is to mozzies inset mosquito

    Published: 23 August, 2012

    EXPERTS celebrated World Mosquito Day – 115 years after Sir Ronald Ross discovered malaria was transmitted by the insects. The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM ) hosted a “human library” – with academics “loaning” their knowledge to the public.

    There was a 1930s band, cocktails and canapés, and Dr James Logan talked about bite prevention and how to treat itchy mosquito bites.

    Dr Ross’s 1902 Nobel Prize for Physiology of Medicine is on display in the reception of the building in Keppel Street, Bloomsbury.

    The Ross Institute was incorporated into LSHTM in 1934.

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