Why celebrate Joseph Lister?

  title={Why celebrate Joseph Lister?},
  author={Brian Hurwitz and Marguerite W. Dupree},
  journal={The Lancet},
This year is the 100th anniversary of the death of Joseph Lister (1827–1912). In addition to his work on antisepsis, for which he is probably best known, Lister made many contributions to the practice of surgery. He helped to defi ne the muscular structure of the iris microscopically and worked experimentally on capillary blood fl ow, blood clotting, tissue infl ammation, and suppuration in relation to the management of injuries and surgical wounds. Lister also introduced drainage tubes and… Expand
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XXXI. On the early stages of inflammations
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  • Engineering
  • Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London
  • 1858
The morbid process designated by the term Inflammation, being one to which every organ and probably every tissue of the body is liable, and comprehending as it does in its progress and consequencesExpand
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