Lister's method

Lis·ter's method

Antiseptic surgery, as first advocated by English surgeon Joseph Lister. Also called listerism.
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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.