Joseph Lister : The Father of Antiseptics. In 1865, a British surgeon named Joseph Lister made a discovery that revolutionized medicine.
Joseph Lister : The Father of Antiseptics. For years he had been disturbed over the high rate of infection and death in hospitals, which were known as houses of death. After studying the work of Louis Pasteur, Lister became convinced that germs caused infection.
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Giants of Science - Joseph Lister. The book is also excellent in showing how science progresses. The work of Pasteur was foundational to Lister but he saw implications for surgery that did not occur to the great French scientist. The Butchering Art: Joseph Lister's Quest to Transform the Grisly World of Victorian Medicine. Through his use of family letters, Fisher details Lister’s Quaker background and his close relationship to his family, especially his amazingly understanding father. Lister and his wife Agnes were a working team throughout most of Lister’s life.
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Joseph Lister, 1st Baron Lister, OM, PC, PRS (5 April 1827 – 10 February 1912), known between 1883 and 1897 as Sir Joseph Lister, B. was a British surgeon and a pioneer of antiseptic surgery. Lister promoted the idea of sterile surgery while working at the Glasgow Royal Infirmary. Lister successfully introduced carbolic acid (now known as phenol) to sterilise surgical instruments and to clean wounds.
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Joseph Lister has always been aware that the number of deaths after surgery was not caused by the operation itself, but by what follows after the procedure. Because there was an alarming rate of ward fever after surgery, Lister wondered what could be causing this event. Comparing patients who had simple fractures to those who had compound fractures, he concluded that the infection was coming from the outside, as the problem only occurred to those who had open wounds as compared to those who did not have any flesh wound.
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Joseph Lister was a British surgeon who was the founder of antiseptic medicine. This biography of Joseph Lister provides detailed information about his childhood, life, achievements, works & timeline. Birthday: April 5, 1827.