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January 3, 1903


JAMA. 1903;XL(1):39. doi:10.1001/jama.1903.02490010047008

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The issue of the British Medical Journal of December 13 is a special Lister number, commemorating the completion of fifty years of medical practice of Lord Lister. The editor has made it a sort of Festschrift, made up of contributions by various eminent followers of Lister's teachings in different countries, Von Bergmann and Mikulicz-Radeski in Germany, Lucas-Championniere of France, Durante of Italy, Bloch of Denmark, together with those of several British surgeons, Ogston, March and Berry Hart. The history of antiseptic surgery as it developed under the initiative of Lister is given by Annandale, Sir Hector Cameron, John Chiene and Watson Cheyne. It is to be regretted that there are no American contributors, for what Lister has done for surgery is nowhere more appreciated than in this country, and nowhere, we believe, are the results more apparent. The editor of the British Medical Journal informs us that it was the

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