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Wine glass possibly used as a culture glass by Joseph Lister
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Wine glass possibly used as a culture glass by Joseph Lister
From left to right: A629485 Wine glass
From left to right: A629485 Wine glass, possibly used as a culture glass by Joseph Lister. A629489 Wine glass, possibly
Work Type
Microbiology
Date
1860-1877
Location
United Kingdom
Measurements
overall: 105 mm 54 mm, .06kg
Description
Wine glass, possibly used as a culture glass by Joseph Lister
Glassware of the type that fills laboratories today was rare in Joseph Lister"s time (1827-1912). Lister would have used glassware from his kitchen for his microbiological experiments on blood and urine. In the 1870s, he found that samples of blood and urine stored in uncovered glasses decomposed. He concluded that something in the air caused decomposition, rather than the air alone. The wine glass is shown here with similar examples.
Glassware of the type that fills laboratories today was rare in Joseph Lister"s time (1827-1912). Lister would have used glassware from his kitchen for his microbiological experiments on blood and urine. In the 1870s, he found that samples of blood and urine stored in uncovered glasses decomposed. He concluded that something in the air caused decomposition, rather than the air alone. The wine glass is shown here with similar examples.
Repository
Loan, Wellcome Trust
Accession Number
Subject
wine glass
ID Number
co117818
Source
Image and original data from Science Museum Group
Rights
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