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Letter Signed from Joseph Lister to S. L. Booth, 2 October 1875

 Item — Box: CLX-A-1591
Identifier: Coll-1848/20-0041

Scope and Contents

Clerk written Letter Signed by Joseph Lister, sent to S. L. Booth telling him that the "address to which you refer will be published in due time in the British Medical Journal. Meantime I beg you to accept a copy of a paper written two years ago, which has reference to the same subject. I may add that the methods of procedure have been since much simplified ... ", 2 sides 8vo., 9 Charlotte Square Edinburgh headed paper, 2 October 1875.


  • Creation: 2 October 1875


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Physical Description

2 sides 8vo.

Conditions Governing Access

Open. Please contact the repository in advance.

Biographical / Historical

Sir Joseph Lister Bt. pioneered the applications of Louis Pasteur's advances in microbiology to sterile surgery, championing the use of carbolic acid as a steriliser of medical instruments and wounds. Joseph Lister spent eight years as the Regius Professorship of Surgery at Glasgow University. It was during this period (1865), when he was also a surgeon at the Royal Infirmary Glasgow, that he carried out his pioneering work in the field of antiseptics. He was President of the Royal Society (1895-1900), and served as Surgeon Extraordinary and Sergeant Surgeon to Queen Victoria. His wife, Agnes Lister (nee Syme) was a lifelong collaborator and assistant, and it was with her death that he retired from his research.


1 letter

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Pruchased in June 2019. Accession no. SC-Acc-2020-0041.

Physical Description

2 sides 8vo.

Processing Information

Catalogued in August 2020 by Aline Brodin, using information from the seller.

Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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