Why celebrate Joseph Lister?

  title={Why celebrate Joseph Lister?},
  author={Brian Hurwitz and Marguerite W. Dupree},
  journal={The Lancet},
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The little-known history of cleanliness and the forgotten pioneers of handwashing

The body of scientific data supporting hand hygiene as the key strategy to prevent the spread of pathogens is substantial, and it is highlighted that achieving this crucial, long-awaited breakthrough was a hard task through history.

The basis of the modern medical hygiene in the medieval Medical School of Salerno

  • M. BifulcoM. CapunzoM. MarascoS. Pisanti
  • Medicine
    The journal of maternal-fetal & neonatal medicine : the official journal of the European Association of Perinatal Medicine, the Federation of Asia and Oceania Perinatal Societies, the International Society of Perinatal Obstetricians
  • 2015
Surprisingly, centuries earlier, a medieval women physician, Trotula de Ruggiero, introduced for the first time the notion of diseases’ prevention, highlighting the importance of the association of personal hygiene, balanced nutrition and physical activity for better health.

What We Owe the World Wars: Challenges That Fueled Surgical Innovation

This article will focus on how daily challenges, namely limited skill, bleeding, and infection, led to an era of surgical innovation and standardization of surgical education.

Observational study of patient and surgeon preoperative preparation in ten companion animal clinics in Ontario, Canada

Preoperative patient and surgeon preparation practices in a sample of non-equine companion animal veterinary clinics were described to determine if there were any areas that consistently did not meet current guidelines, and to help reduce preventable SSIs, while maintaining efficiency and cost-effectiveness.



XXXI. On the early stages of inflammations

  • J. Lister
  • Medicine
    Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London
  • 1858
It is upon the first deviations from health that the essential character of the morbid state will be most unequivocally stamped, and it is therefore to the early stages of inflammation that attention must be chiefly directed in this inquiry.

Medical innovations in historical perspective

Series Introduction - Preface - Acknowledgements - Notes on the Contributors - Introduction J.V.Pickstone - 'Upon this Principle I have based a Practice'. The Development and Reception of Antisepsis

Medical Lives in the Age of Surgical Revolution

This book discusses Joseph Lister and the teaching of surgery, Lister's men abroad: imperialists, missionaries and enclaves, and last days, the shared experience of survival.

Illustrations of the Antiseptic System of Treatment in Surgery

This paper aims to provide a history of the use of insulin in the treatment of central giant cell analsis and its role in the development of central nervous system disorders.