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Nature volume 68, pages 252255 (16 July 1903) | Download Citation



IT is proposed to change the name of the Jenner Institute of Preventive Medicine to the Lister Institute of Preventive Medicine. A memorandum which has been sent by the governing body to the members of the institute states as one reason for the change of name that there is in London, a commercial firm trading under the name of “The Jenner Institute for Calf Lymph,”with a prior legal claim to the name of Jenner Institute. So great has the inconvenience become on account of the confusion between the two institutes, that the governing body has determined to seek the sanction of their members and of the Board of Trade to change the name of the institute to the Lister Institute of Preventive Medicine, though it is only fair to Lord Lister to say that this name was chosen by his colleagues against his own strong personal wish.

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