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Why is Joseph Lister famous?

Joseph Lister was a surgin who reduced the mortality rate of amputations from over 40% down to 5% by introducing asepsis to surgery. He also invented the use of catgut surtures (stitches) which could be sterilised before use and are… Full Answer

What is Lister famous for in science?

Joseph Lister, 1st Baron Lister, OM, FRS (5 April 1827 - 10 February 1912) was an English surgeon who promoted the idea of sterile surgery while working at the Glasgow Royal Infirmary. He successfully introduced carbolic acid (phenol) to sterilize… Full Answer