Autograph Letter Signed, 2pp on one 8vo folded sheet of black bordered printed address mourning stationery, Portland Place, March 1, 1897. JOSEPH LISTER.
JOSEPH LISTER

(1827-1912) English surgeon who promoted the idea of sterile surgery while working at the Glasgow Royal Infirmary. He successfully introduced carbolic acid (phenol) to sterilize surgical instruments and to clean wounds, as well as the concept of doctors and other hospital personnel washing their hands before touching a patient.

Autograph Letter Signed, 2pp on one 8vo folded sheet of black bordered printed address mourning stationery, Portland Place, March 1, 1897.

He writes to Sir Archibald to, “let the dear lady attend the meeting…another candidate has offered for the Oxford Chair, viz., Lyddeker. I would be greatly obliged if you would give me your view as to his claims either by note or by calling in here as you pass about 10 tomorrow or any other day this week….” Signed, “Lister.”.

His correspondent is Archibald Geikie (1835-1924), a prominent Scottish geologist who investigated much of the British Isles and worked on volcanic activity.

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