• 1950

    Publication of a preliminary report by Richard Doll and Austin Bradford Hill linking smoking with lung cancer

  • 1952

    Applied Nutrition Unit established in the School's Department of Human Nutrition

  • 1952

    HRH Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh, becomes patron of LSHTM following the death of King George VI

  • 1955

    Sir Austin Bradford Hill becomes Acting Dean then Dean

  • 1955

    Link between lung cancer and exposure to asbestos dust is made by Sir Richard Doll

  • 1957

    Sir James Kilpatrick appointed Dean

  • 1958

    Report published by Professor Donald Reid and Dr Fairbairn links working in polluted environments with increased levels of serious respiratory conditions