On the Antiseptic Principle of the Practice of Surgery, by Joseph Lister


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The use of antiseptics in surgery is new. Hardly more than a half century ago surgeons operated in frock coats. Lord Lister, surgeon to Queen Victoria, was among the first to advocate scrupulous cleanliness in dressing wounds. (Volume 38, Harvard Classics)

Lister publishes paper on antiseptic treatment, July 27, 1867.

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