Correspondence - James Murray, Inverness, United Kingdom

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Regarding condition of his grandson. Has read Young's (William) Macewen Oration with great interest. Murray was a prizeman in Joseph Lister's class of Clinical Surgery in 1876 and went to dinner at Great Charlotte Square. After dinner "Lister took us down to a room in the basement where we saw a very great number of champagne classes full of material undergoing different fermentations". In 1877 Murray acted as House Surgeon to the late Sir Patrick Heron Watson and his wards were adjacent to Lister's. "Watson's patients were mostly septic. The adjoining Listerian beds were filled up with aseptic cases".