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Lister Memorial Lecture of the Society of Chemical Industry

Nature volume 154, page 573 (04 November 1944) | Download Citation



THE first Lister Memorial Lecture of the Society of Chemical Industry will be delivered by Sir Alexander Fleming in the Anatomy Lecture Theatre, University of Edinburgh, on November 9 at 5.30 p.m. The subject of the address will be "Antiseptics". Under the auspices of the Society of Chemical Industry, endowed memorial lectures have recently been founded in different parts of Great Britain to perpetuate the memory of scientific men and industrialists whose work has assisted in building up the chemical industry. The name of the late Lord Lister has been chosen for commemoration in the Edinburgh and East of Scotland Section of the Society on account of his connexion with Edinburgh and because of the stimulating effect his revolutionary medical methods had on the growth of the fine chemical industry in Great Britain. The endowment has been the gift of two Edinburgh pharmaceutical chemical manufacturers, Messrs. J. F. Macfarlan and Co. and Messrs. T. and H. Smith, Ltd. The lecture will be delivered every four or five years in Edinburgh, Aberdeen or St. Andrews.

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