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Joseph (Lord Lister), English surgeon, 1827-1912.
Listeria - a genus of aerobic to microaerophilic, motile, peritrichous bacteria.
Lister dressing - the first type of antiseptic dressing, one of gauze impregnated with carbolic acid.
Lister forceps
Lister knife
Lister method - antiseptic surgery as first advocated by Lister in 1867. Synonym(s): listerism
Lister scissors
Lister tubercle - a small prominence on the dorsal aspect of the distal end of the radius that serves as a trochlea or pulley for the tendon. Synonym(s): dorsal tubercle of radius
Listerella - in bacteriology, a rejected generic name sometimes cited as a synonym of Listeria; the type species is Listerella hepatolytica.
Listerine - antiseptic mouthwash.
listerism - Synonym(s): Lister method
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The London that Joseph Lister found was garbage filled, as people heaped their garbage outside their houses.
In Scotland, Joseph Lister, Syme's assistant and son-in-law, became the predominant influence.
Lister - Angela and Si Joseph Lister, of Springfield, a son.
The Giants of Science series ($24.95 each) expands with two fine biographies: Peggy Parks' Joseph Lister: The Father Of Antiseptics (1410303225) tells of an 1800s British surgeon who made a discovery which revolutionized medicine, producing the antiseptics which changed operating room procedures.
Joseph Lister's famously clean hospital wards were anything but.
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.
Joseph Lister: Surgery, Science and Sepsis September 1st, 2.30pm The Old Operating Theatre Museum & Herb Garret 9a St Thomas' Street London SE1 9RY Tel: 020 7955 4791 Joseph Lister's experiments with antiseptics revolutionised 19th-century surgery, reducing deaths from `hospital fever'.
JOSEPH LISTER: Antiseptics helped reduce the number of post-operative deaths due to infection.
The famed English surgeon Joseph Lister had introduced it after noting that phenol had been used to cleanse foul-smelling sewers.
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.
In 1865 the British surgeon Joseph Lister (1827-1912) learned of Pasteur's germ theory of disease (see 1862) and it occurred to him that death after operations might result from a germ infection to which the traumatized tissues were particularly susceptible.