Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: antiseptics

  • Joseph Lister and the story of antiseptic surgery

    In some respects the year 1860 represents a watershed in the history of surgery. It was the year when a young surgeon from the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary by the name of Joseph Lister came to the University of Glasgow to take up the position of Regius Professor of Surgery. It was also a time when…