Lister's method

Lis·ter's method

(lĭs′tərz)
n.
Antiseptic surgery, as first advocated by English surgeon Joseph Lister. Also called listerism.
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Lister’s method

An obsolete term for antiseptic surgery which required that the operation be performed under a cloud of diluted carbolic acid spray, instruments be sterilised with carbolic acid and wounds packed with carbolic acid-treated gauze; because of the evolution of the methods and instrumentation, the method is of historic interest—the current equivalent is antiseptic surgery.
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The USA was unconvinced of the merits of Lister's method. Lister's techniques were banned in many US hospitals.
The ultimate test of Lister's methods was to see if they would work on operative cases.
The commonly told story does mention some of the hindrances to progress which Lister faced, such as the reluctance of many surgeons to accept the theory behind Lister's method of antisepsis.
Abroad, Lister's methods, not surprisingly, were promoted as "a symbol of scientific medicine" (p.