Tropical Medicine School celebrates anniversary

Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine Credit: Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

Today marks the 115th anniversary of the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, the first institution of its kind in the world dedicated to research and teaching in the field of tropical medicine.

LSTM came from humble beginnings with a £350 gift presented on 12th November 1898 from shipping merchant Sir Alfred Lewis Jones in order to tackle some of the unknown infections arriving back in Liverpool via his shipping line.

Since then LSTM has grown into one of the leading international institutions in the fight against infectious, debilitating and disabling diseases attracting scientists and students from across the world.

LSTM's Patron, HRH The Princess Royal, said: "That LSTM is celebrating 115 years is a testament to its excellence in experience, service and science in the field of tropical medicine and global health, also to its supporters and beneficiaries worldwide."