Farmer to industrialist: Lister's antisepsis and the making of modern surgery in Germany

@article{Schlich2013FarmerTI,
  title={Farmer to industrialist: Lister's antisepsis and the making of modern surgery in Germany},
  author={Thomas Schlich},
  journal={Notes and Records of the Royal Society},
  year={2013},
  volume={67},
  pages={245 - 260}
}
  • T. Schlich
  • Published 20 September 2013
  • Medicine
  • Notes and Records of the Royal Society
This paper analyses what is possibly the most important long-term impact of Joseph Lister's method of antisepsis on surgery, namely its role in replacing surgery's traditional regime of the management of chance by what can be called a regime of modern risk management. It was a crucial step for the expansion of surgery and thus the formation of modern surgery, as we know it today. It put surgery on a par with contemporary trends in industry, transport technologies and science, and made it a… 
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