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April 20, 1889

LETTER FROM LONDON.

JAMA. 1889;XII(16):572-574. doi:10.1001/jama.1889.02400930032008

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(FROM OUR SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT.)

Sir Joseph Lister: His Operative Work—Abdominal Surgery at the Samaritan Free Hospital for Women—Operative Methods—The Museum in Lincoln' s-Inn-Fields.

The hospitals and clinics of the metropolis are so numerous, and the number and variety of patients and diseases so great, that one must of necessity make a selection. Fortunately the days and hours for visits and operations are published, and the visitor need have no difficulty in arranging his visits and thereby utilize all his time. My first visit to Kings' College Hospital was on Friday, the 22d of February, at 2 o'clock, the day and hour of Sir Joseph Lister's clinical lecture. Of course I had an especial desire to see the operative work and to know something of the personnel of the man who of all now living has most advanced the science and art of surgery. I remarked as much to Sir Joseph

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