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To the Editor
—I have received word from Mr. A. Ernest Maylard of Glasgow that the managers of the Royal Infirmary have been induced to retain one of the wards in which Lister worked. It will be converted into a museum for everything associated with Lister and his great work. Surely no American surgeon can contemplate such a memorial and the other memorials planned without wishing to take part in at least one of them. The profession owes the profoundest debt to Lord Lister. We all have recognized this in words. Now the opportunity has come to recognize it in deeds. I beg leave through The Journal to appeal to members of the profession throughout the country to contribute such sums as they feel they can afford, sending the amount to those having charge of any of the proposed memorials.May I also ask through The Journal that the
Keen WW. International Memorials to Lord Lister. JAMA. 1913;60(4):308. doi:10.1001/jama.1913.04340040056022
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