The Thing Is…Lister’s Legacy

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MRSA and C Diff may be relative new-comers on the scene, but hospital acquired infections have been around as long as hospitals have. It was Joseph Lister’s groundbreaking work on aseptic surgery which offered the first hope of a solution in this life-or-death situation.

Join Professor Hugh Pennington, an eminent microbiologist who has advised on numerous outbreaks of E-Coli, C Diff and other infections, who will be speaking at the Wellcome Library about his hero Lister, the impact of Lister’s work and how it relates to the challenges facing us today. The event will be hosted by Quentin Cooper from Radio 4’s Material World, and will feature a mystery object – to be revealed at the event.

Where: Wellcome Library
When: 15 June 2011, 19:00-20:00

Book free tickets for the event.

Author: Eleanor Lanyon

Ross Macfarlane

Ross Macfarlane is the Research Engagement Officer at the Wellcome Library.

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