Joseph Lister

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English surgeon who was the first to use antiseptics (1827-1912)

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In 1867, Scottish surgeon Joseph Lister made an astounding invention.
In 1867, Joseph Lister (Figure 6), an English surgeon, published the groundbreaking paper "Antiseptic Principle of the Practice of Surgery" while working at the Glasgow Royal Infirmary.
Joseph Lister, Walter Reed and Charles Karl and William Menninger.
Joseph Lister publishes Antiseptic Principle of the Practice of Surgery, which centered on the need for cleanliness in the operating room.
It is hard to imagine, but it was not until 1867 that Joseph Lister published his findings about the critical need of using sterile procedures in the surgical setting.
Begun as an exercise in historical commuting, the work gradually expanded into "an international study of the spread of Listerian surgery and medical networks," many of these budding practitioners having attended the lectures and assisted the operations of Joseph Lister, the father of antiseptic surgery and an instructor at Glasgow (1861-69) and Edinburgh (1869-77).
Joseph Lister, best known for the prevention of infection in surgery, also claimed expertise as an anaesthetist although he did not administer anaesthetics personally.
Wootton argues that modern medicine began in 1865 when English surgeon Joseph Lister used antisepsis to improve outcomes.
HORROR: the cave in North Yorkshire where pupil Joseph Lister was trapped and later died on a school trip
Not to mention Joseph Lister, Thomas McAdam and John Logie Baird.
As the 19th century drew to a close, the work of Joseph Lister ushered in the antimicrobial era.
The famed English surgeon Joseph Lister had introduced it after noting that phenol had been used to cleanse foul-smelling sewers.
I quickly reply, "He's the guy who said wash your hands twenty years before Joseph Lister got the credit for antiseptic surgery.
Famous staff and students in its history include Charles Darwin, author of Origin of Species, Lord Joseph Lister, who discovered antiseptics, and philosopher David Hume.
The men are: Daniel Lloyd, 18, a student, of Tillington Street, Stafford; Joseph Lister, a carpenter, 18, of Palmer Close, Wednesfield; Robert Beech, an estate agent, 18, of Springhill Road, Wednesfield, and Ryan Meer, a scaffolder, 18, of Gailey, Staffordshire.