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On This Day: 12th of August

On this day in 1865:

Antiseptic Surgery
Eleven-year-old James Greenlees was admitted to Glasgow Royal Infirmary with a compound fracture of the tibia and fibula. Greenlees was the first patient to have his wounds treated using Joseph Lister's improved "carbolic acid plan". He was discharged from the Infirmary on 2 October.

Births and Deaths

William Jackson HookerOn this day in 1865
Sir William Jackson Hooker died.

On this day in 1866
James McKinnell Campbell was born.

On this day in 1866
Thomas Tait was born.

On this day in 1859
John Dodd was born.

On this day in 1873
John Wainman Findlay was born.

On this day in 1854
John MacPherson was born.

On this day in 1871
Harry Couper Patrick was born.

On this day in 1869
Douglas Wills Russell was born.

On this day in 1862
Hugh Stevenson was born.

On this day in 1887
Elizabeth Symington Wilson Burns was born.

On this day in 1888
Elizabeth Pitcairn Hogg was born.

On this day in 1880
Thomas Downie Hunter was born.

On this day in 1879
Alexander Leggat was born.

On this day in 1879
James Anthony Macvea was born.

On this day in 1885
Robert Millan Mathams was born.

On this day in 1884
Robert Hellier Napier was born.

On this day in 1884
Eleanor Mary Barr Shanks was born.

On this day in 1875
Elizabeth Pettigrew Taylor was born.

On this day in 1884
Mary Taylor was born.

On this day in 1890
John McLuckie was born.

On this day in 1889
Mary Hamilton was born.

On this day in 1884
Thomas Whitelaw was born.

Tiyo SogaOn this day in 1871
Tiyo Soga died.

On this day in 1781
Michael Russell was born.

On this day in 1894
Kate Ann McIver was born.

On this day in 1891
Alexandra Elizabeth Camilla Gibney was born.

On this day in 1818
John McIlraith was born.

On this day in 1881
Frank Wood Moore was born.

On this day in 1895
Mary Anderson Dickson was born.

On this day in 1894
Flora Ritchie Fullarton was born.