The Surgeons’ Hall Museum in Edinburgh has just announced a range of exciting and informative events for 2012, including behind the scenes tours, talks on Scottish medicine, microscope workshops, art classes plus August festival activities.
Currently the life and achievements of Joseph Lister (1827-1912), pictured above, are being celebrated in a new exhibition. Lister pioneered the use of carbolic acid spray in surgery to prevent wound infection.
He is mentioned in the Medical History of British India reports when one of the Calcutta colonial doctors went to view his antiseptic regime at work in Edinburgh in 1876:
(picture credit: http://ebooks.adelaide.edu.au/l/lister/joseph/index.html)