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Joseph Lister shows microbes on unwashed surgical instruments

Posted in Discoveries, Historical articles, History, Medicine, Science on Thursday, 19 November 2015

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In this realistic image Joseph Lister, pictured on the left, shows his ground-breaking scientific results to a colleague in a laboratory. The need for sterilisation of all surgical instruments, as well as continual cleansing of the wound, would revolutionise post-operative recovery and improve human health and longevity immeasurably.

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Joseph Lister (left) showing microbes on unwashed surgical instruments

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