Lister, Joseph

January 2009
World Book Science Dataset;1/1/2009, p1
Reference Entry
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.


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