Sir Joseph Lister – Born in Upton, Essex, on 5 April 1827

Posted on April 4th, 2013 by The British Newspaper Archive

Sir Joseph Lister, surgeon and pioneer of antiseptic surgery, was born in Upton, Essex, on 5 April 1827.

There are 100s of interesting stories about Lister in the Archive, and we’ve been reading various newspaper reports about his life and his world-changing achievements in the medical world.

So to celebrate the day of his birth, here are two stories that report on lectures that Lister gave during the 1890s on the subjects of vaccination and the ‘Koch Discoveries’  – i.e. Robert Koch’s identification of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacterium that causes tuberculosis.

historical newspaper report about sir jospeh lister

Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette – Thursday 24 September 1896

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http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000221/18960924/029/0003

historical newspaper report about sir jospeh lister

Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser – Friday 05 December 1890

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http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000206/18901205/021/0003

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