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Joseph Jackson Lister, amateur microscopist, 1866-1869.

Walker, Emery, Sir

Joseph Jackson Lister, amateur microscopist, 1866-1869.
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actual image size: 22cm x 32cm


Photo-engraving by Emery Walker after a photograph by Maull & Co, London. Lister (1786-1869), father of Joseph Lister, was a wine merchant who maintained an interest in optics. He developed a system of building a lens that reduced chromatic and spherical aberrations. An improved version of Lister's microscope was built by James Smith in 1826 and in 1832, Lister became a fellow of the Royal Society.

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