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What was joseph lister famous for?

Joseph Lister was famous as a British surgeon who promoted the idea of sterile surgery while working at the Glasgow Infirmary. He came from a prosperous Quaker home in Upton, Essex. He is one of the pioneers of surgery and left a big contribution to the profession.
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What is Joseph Lister famous for ?
Joseph Lister (1827-1912) was a famous British surgeon (Glasgow R.I.) who promoted the idea of sterile surgery. He is considered 'father of antiseptics'.  www.kgbanswers.co.uk
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 absorbed by the  wiki.answers.com
What did Joseph Lister discover?
Joseph Lister discovered antiseptics in 1865 and greatly reduced the number of  www.chacha.com
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