• 1940

    George Parkinson becomes Acting Dean and then Dean

  • 1941

    10 May, Bomb damage to LSHTM

  • 1941

    Course in Tropical Medicine and Parasitology for Service Medical Officers begins

  • 1943

    Major Greenwood becomes Acting Dean

  • 1945

    Professor James MacKintosh becomes Dean

  • 1948

    7 April, Establishment of the World Health Organization (WHO)

  • 1948

    "...Despite our financial and economic anxieties, we are still able to do the most civilised thing in the world - put the welfare of the sick in front of every other consideration". Aneurin Bevan, HC Deb 9 February 1948 cc35-50

    5 July, the National Health Service is launched with the proud expectation that it would make the UK the 'envy of the world'.

  • 1949

    Dr Andrew Topping is appointed Dean