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Panoramic Video of Princess Alexandra Room

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This panoramic video shows the Princess Alexandra Room. Originally the Faculty Hall from 1862 – 1893, hosting meetings and lectures by Victorian Glasgow’s physicians and surgeons. The room was named in honour of Princess Alexandra of Kent, who became the College’s first Royal Honorary Fellow in 1960. Her portrait is on display opposite a portrait of Diana, Princess of Wales, who was also an Honorary Fellow and Royal Patron.

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Joseph Lister 1868 Lecture on Antisepsis

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Pictured here is the minute book of the Glasgow Medico-Chirurgical Society. In this meeting, Joseph Lister presented his method of dressing wounds with carbolic acid, which was key to his work in antisepsis. This lecture took place in the Faculty Hall, now the College's Princess Alexandera room.

"An extra meeting of the Society was held this evening, and the President occupied the chair.

The minutes of last meeting were read and approved.
Mr Lister gave a lengthened exposition of the atmospheric germ theory of putrefaction, and illustrated it by the exhibition of M. Pasteur’s experiment with flasks containing urine.

He next directed attention to the employment of Carbolic acid for the destruction of the germs presumed to exist in the air, and which Mr Lister supposed to be the exciting cause of putrefaction in wounds; and for the details of a case in which a young man sustained an incised wound of left side of thorax, with penetration through the diaphragm and protrusion of omentum through the wound externally.

The protruding portion of omentum was cut off; and although the left pleural cavity was so distended with air and haemorrhage as to cause displacement of the heart to the right side of the chest, the young man made a perfect recovery under the Carbolic acid dressings.
Mr L then described the effects of a ligature applied on the antiseptic system to the carotid of a horse, and showed the portion of the artery, and the superjacent skin, as well as the ligature, all of which had been removed from the horse, which had died from some disease unconnected with the operation, 13 days after.
He also narrated a case of ligature of the external iliac artery by the same method, and the history of a case of necrosis of the tibia, in which some of the dead bone had come away, but was presumed to have been absorbed.

The mode of dressing wounds with Carbolic acid was next described; the part of Carbolic acid in 20 of water being recommended for an internal application; and for external dressing, after experimenting with a number of different substances, Mr Lister had arrived at the conclusion that emplastrum plumbi with a fourth of its weight of bees wax and impregnated with Carbolic acid is the most suitable. The strength of the dressing ought however in all cases to be regulated by the nature of the wound.

A discussion following, was, chiefly owing to the late hour, confined principally to the cause of putrefaction in wounds, and the theory which had been advanced by Mr Lister to account for the antiseptic properties of the Carbolic acid."

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c. 1868

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Pictured here is the minute book of the Glasgow Medico-Chirurgical Society. In this meeting, Joseph Lister presented his method of dressing wounds with carbolic acid, which was key to his work in antisepsis. This lecture took place in the Faculty Hall, now the College's Princess Alexandera room.

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Princess Alexandra Sign

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Sign, metal with inscription "THIS EXTENSION WAS OPENED BY H.R.H. PRINCESS ALEXANDRA ON 18TH MAY 1979."

Date

c. 1979

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2003/76.11

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Length: 44.8 cm

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Metal

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Sign, metal with inscription "THIS EXTENSION WAS OPENED BY H.R.H. PRINCESS ALEXANDRA ON 18TH MAY 1979."

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S.S.Oriana Sign

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Sign, metal with inscription "H.R.H. PRINCESS ALEXANDRA OF KENT LAUNCHED S.S. ORIANA AT BARROW IN FURNESS 1959."

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c. 1959

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2003/76.9

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Length: 40.8 cm

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Metal

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Sign, metal with inscription "H.R.H. PRINCESS ALEXANDRA OF KENT LAUNCHED S.S. ORIANA AT BARROW IN FURNESS 1959."

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Princess Alexandra Portrait Sign

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Sign, metal with inscription, " H.R.H. PRINCESS ALEXANDRA OF KENT, PAINTED FOR S.S. ORIANA BY JUDY CASSAB 1960."

Date

c. 1960s

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2003/76.8

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Length: 40.8 cm

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Metal

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Sign, metal with inscription, " H.R.H. PRINCESS ALEXANDRA OF KENT, PAINTED FOR S.S. ORIANA BY JUDY CASSAB 1960."

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HRH Princess Alexandra (b.1936), GCVO, in Evening Dress

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This painting was awarded the College Prize at the Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts exhibition in 2005. This painting was commissioned by the Orient Line for the ‘Oriana’ where it was displayed in the Princess Room (Princess Alexandra had launched the ‘Oriana’ in 1959). The painting is on display in the Alexandra Room in the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow (Princess Alexandra became an Honorary Fellow in 1960).

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Cassab, Judy (Australian painter, born 1920, born in Austria)

Date

1960

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on loan from the P&O Art Collection

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© DACS 2018

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180 x 33 cm

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oil on board

Description

This painting was awarded the College Prize at the Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts exhibition in 2005. This painting was commissioned by the Orient Line for the ‘Oriana’ where it was displayed in the Princess Room (Princess Alexandra had launched the ‘Oriana’ in 1959). The painting is on display in the Alexandra Room in the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow (Princess Alexandra became an Honorary Fellow in 1960).

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Diana, Princess of Wales

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Portrait of Princess Diana reclining in bed. Commissioned by the College and exhibited in the Portrait Painters Annual Exhibition, London 1987. Diana was an Honorary Fellow and Patron of the College.

Date

1986

Identifier

28

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© the artist / Bridgeman Images

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112 x 88 cm

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Oil on canvas

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Portrait of Princess Diana reclining in bed. Commissioned by the College and exhibited in the Portrait Painters Annual Exhibition, London 1987. Diana was an Honorary Fellow and Patron of the College.

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