Diorama of the Lister Ward at the Glasgow Royal Infirmary, made in London, England, 1945-1950

Made:
1945-1950 in London
maker:
Wellcome Institute

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Diorama of the Lister Ward at the Glasgow Royal Infirmary, c.1865, made by the Wellcome Institute, 1945-1950

This 3-D model or diorama depicts the ward where Joseph Lister (1827-1912) pioneered his antiseptic techniques. The diorama shows what the ward would have been like while Lister was working there between 1860 and 1869. The ward was later named after Lister in honour of his achievements. Each of the twelve beds is below a window and the room is heated by a central fireplace, above which hangs a painting of Lister. This diorama was originally made for display at the Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine.

Details

Category:
Nursing & Hospital Furnishings
Object Number:
A654546
Materials:
case, glass and case, wood
type:
diorama, hospital wards and building (structures)
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication

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