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Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, c.1870
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Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, c.1870

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Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, c.1870
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Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, c.1870
An early surgical operation at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary. The fourth figure from the left is Dr Alexander Ogston, the eminent surgeon. An assistant attends to the carbolic spray worked by hand, as used by Lister for the first time in Edinburgh in 1869. The era of sterilised gowns, caps, masks and gloves with antiseptic of dressings, instruments or even the fingers on which Lister later insisted, had not yet arrived.
Aberdeen
Buildings, Hospitals
C53_06
Aberdeen Local Studies
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