Carbolic steam spray used by Joseph Lister, England, 1866–18

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Carbolic steam spray used by Joseph Lister, England, 1866–18. Imagine you’re working in a large hospital in 1867. A new doctor has just arrived and he’s come to see the first carbolic steam spray in action. He’s never seen it in an operating theatre before. What would you tell him about the principles of using carbolic in surgery?. Sterilisation. Carbolic spray. Carbolic acid. Contributors: Science Museum, London. Work ID: rrhncwdq.

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