Lot #2053
Joseph Lister Autograph Letter Signed

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Estimate: $200+

Description

British surgeon (1827-1912) who innovated the practice of sterile surgery, one of the most important medical advances of the day. ALS signed “Lister,” one page both sides, 4.5 x 7, black-bordered personal letterhead, March 1, 1897. Letter to "Sir Archibald," the prominent Scottish geologist Archibald Geikie, in full: "By all means let the dear lady attend the meeting. I was going to write to you this evening to say that another candidate has appeared 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." In fine condition.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Science & Technology and Space Exploration
  • Dates: #588 - Ended July 16, 2020





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