Samuel Lodge Collection

Scope and Content

Comprises of:

A letter to Samuel Lodge from Sir James Paget (1814-1899), first baronet and surgeon, relating to the death of a patient, 23 Oct 1878. Paget's name is linked with a number of different medical syndromes, including Paget's disease of the bone.

Also includes a grant of travel awarded to Samuel Lodge Junior from the Foreign Office, to allow travel to Europe, dated 15 June 1889. Signed by Lodge and the Marquess of Salisbury.

A signed, sepia photograph of Louis Pasteur (1822-1895), printed onto card. The reverse has the date 1878, Paris, and has some additional printed text in French, including 'Médaille D'Or Exposition Universelle 1878'. Exposition Universelle in 1878 was the third Paris World Fair. Pasteur was a French chemist who developed germ theory and vaccinations for anthrax and rabies.

The items were housed in an envelope which has notes on the provenance of the photograph and travel grant. According to the envelope notes, Samuel Lodge accompanied a number of patients suffering from rabies to the Hospital of St Orn in Paris in order to receive the vaccine given by Louis Pasteur. Pasteur gave the signed photograph to Lodge during this trip.

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