TITLE

Lister, Joseph

PUB. DATE
January 2009
SOURCE
World Book Science Dataset;1/1/2009, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Encyclopedia
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
Lister, Joseph (1827-1912), a British surgeon, founded antiseptic surgery. Before his time, the most trivial operation was likely to be followed by infection, and death occurred in up to 50 percent of all surgical cases.
ACCESSION #
37309163

 

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