Name panel: LSHTM - Reed
Site: London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (24 memorials)
WC1, Gower Street, School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
This listed building was designed by Vernor Rees in 1926, one of the first steel-framed buildings ever erected. The balconies are decorated with gilded bronze insects and animals involved in transmitting disease - all charming and beautifully photographed at Ornamental Passions where you will also find more info on the building and its decorations. Incorporated into the design is a frieze of 23 names around the top and above the entrances. The LSHTM website has a page about this frieze and the men commemorated - they are all men. The names were selected by a committee which chose to exclude Florence Nightingale (the only woman on the short-list) due to the length of her name, but they found room for Pettenkofer.
Walking anti-clockwise around the building the names read:
On the Gower Street façade, the first 3 being above the entrance:
On the Keppel Street façade:
On the Malet Street façade, the last 3 being above the entrance:
In 1914 this site was fingered for the new National Theatre, but it was not to be.