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251   Joseph Lister  $200 $242 $267 3 You must login to place a bid.

#251 - Joseph Lister

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Description                           Estimate: $400 - 600          

British surgeon (1827–1912) who innovated the practice of sterile surgery, one of the most important medical advances of the day. ALS, one page both sides, 4.5 x 6.25, personal letterhead, May 4, 1890. Lister declines a public engagement. In full: “My engagements are just now of a peculiarly onerous character, & on that account I have within a short time refused no less than four applications to make some appearance; one of these requests to which I replied only yesterday, being of very similar nature to yours. While therefore I sincerely regret to disoblige you, I feel compelled to do so.” Double-matted and framed (so both sides of the letter may be viewed) with a portrait of Lister to an overall size of 15.5 x 11.5. In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA.

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