Lister, Joseph


1827–1912 British surgeon whose introduction of antiseptic methods in surgery helped create modern operative technique.

Keywords: bacteriology; antiseptic surgery; pasteur; Koch

Further Reading

Lister J (1909) The Collected Papers of Joseph, Baron Lister (2 vols) Oxford: Clarendon Press.

Gillispie CC (ed.) (1970–1980) Dictionary of Scientific Biography. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons.

Godlee RJ (1924) Lord Lister. Oxford: Clarendon Press.

Lawrence CJ (ed.) (1992) Medical Theory, Surgical Practice. London: Routledge.

Worboys M (2000) Spreading Germs: Disease Theories and Medical Practice in Britain, 1865–1900. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

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Bynum, WF(May 2003) Lister, Joseph. In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester. [doi: 10.1038/npg.els.0003654]