Joseph Lister 1827-1912 (Richard B. Fisher)

Joseph Lister 1827-1912 (Richard B. Fisher) lands on the shelves of my shop, where it will be found in my Medical shelves. priced at £6.50! Call in and get 40% OFF that price when you mention this post…

London: MacDonald & Jane’s, 1977, (First Edition) Hardback in dust wrapper.

Contains: Black & white photographs;

From the cover: Joseph Lister the doctor who pioneered antiseptic surgery was a Victorian idol in whose honour poems were written and statues raised. He was the first member of his profession to be elevated to the Peerage as Lord Lister of Lyme. Had he not insisted on being buried beside his wife, his tomb would be in Westminster Abbey.

The inevitable two-dimensionality of greatness has tended to hide the warm, avuncular human being who loved children, though he had none, and maintained the closest family ties throughout his life. Lister was unpunctual, often blindly insensitive, strongly anti-feminist and a conscious snob, but his patients universally adored him.

Joseph Lister suffered a nervous breakdown …

Very Good in Good Dust Wrapper. Gently faded at the spine of the dust wrapper with a small nick to the top corner of the upper panel. Price Clipped. Text complete, clean and tight.

Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 351 pages. Index. Bibliography. 9½” x 6¼”.

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