TITLE

Historic operating room a monument to the advent of antisepsis

AUTHOR(S)
Humphreys, Danda
PUB. DATE
January 2008
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;1/15/2008, Vol. 178 Issue 2, p193
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article provides information on the history of the Pemberton Memorial Operating Room in Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria, British Columbia which was designated as a National Historic Site of Canada in 2006. The operating room, which opened in 1896 through the effort of a group headed by Dr. John Chapman Davie Jr., was designed in consideration to Dr. Joseph Lister's principles of antisepsis that saved the lives of thousands surgical patients. The Pemberton Memorial Operating Room is considered to be important in the transition of surgery and the evolution of scientific hospital in the country.
ACCESSION #
28793669

 

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