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[World Report] Profile: Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, UK

The city of Liverpool, UK, was one of the most important global ports in the 19th century. But as well as goods, arriving crews often brought tropical infections—posing public health risks and threatening shipping profits. The problem caused shipping magnate Sir Alfred Jones to donate £350 in 1898 to the founding of the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM), the first of its kind in the world. Within months, Ronald Ross was appointed as its first lecturer. Ross became the first British winner of the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 1902 for showing that mosquitoes transmit malaria to human beings.