Joseph Lister and Antiseptics


Author Bankston, John
Binding Library Bound
Copyright 2005
Dewey Number 617.092
Dimensions 6.5 x 9.25
Interest Level Middle
Reading Level 7.1
Series Uncharted, Unexplored, and Unexplained
Series ISBN 9781584154068
Pages 48
Subject Biography & Autobiography , General, Juvenile Nonfiction

Joseph Lister and Antiseptics

None of the doctors could figure it out. During the nineteenth century, surviving surgery was only half the battle. In many hospitals, 50 percent of amputees lived through their painful operations only to die soon afterward in their beds. Everyone had a theory for what doctors referred to as hospitalism. But it was not until Joseph Lister and his pioneering work in antiseptic methods that death rates were greatly reduced after surgery. His work is so important that surgical history is divided into two eras: Before Lister and After Lister.

  • ISBN: 9781584152620

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