Joseph Lister

1827 - 1912

Joseph Lister

Joseph Lister, 1st Baron Lister (5 April 1827 – 10 February 1912), was a British surgeon and a pioneer of antiseptic surgery. From a technical viewpoint, Lister was not an exceptional surgeon, but his research into bacteriology and infection in wounds raised his operative technique to a new plane where his observations, deductions and practices revolutionised surgery throughout the world.Lister promoted the idea of sterile surgery while working at the Glasgow Royal Infirmary. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Joseph Lister has received more than 863,301 page views. His biography is available in 59 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 80th most popular physician.

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Among physicians, Joseph Lister ranks 79 out of 438Before him are Elias Lönnrot, Otto Fritz Meyerhof, William T. G. Morton, August Krogh, Louis Auguste Blanqui, and Emil Theodor Kocher. After him are Arvid Carlsson, Johannes Fibiger, Selman Waksman, Cornelius Jansen, Ragnar Granit, and Corneille Heymans.

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Among people born in 1827, Joseph Lister ranks 5Before him are Johanna Spyri, Arnold Böcklin, Ellen G. White, and Josef Strauss. After him are Francisco Solano López, Marcellin Berthelot, Heonjong of Joseon, William Holman Hunt, Grand Duke Konstantin Nikolayevich of Russia, Charles De Coster, and John Hanning Speke. Among people deceased in 1912, Joseph Lister ranks 15Before him are Jules Massenet, Thomas Andrews, Lawrence Alma-Tadema, Robert Falcon Scott, Gerhard Armauer Hansen, and William McMaster Murdoch. After him are William IV, Grand Duke of Luxembourg, John Jacob Astor IV, Benjamin Guggenheim, Johann Martin Schleyer, Auguste Beernaert, and Luitpold, Prince Regent of Bavaria.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Joseph Lister ranks 443 out of 5,347Before him are Thomas Hardy (1840), John Hicks (1904), Anne, Princess Royal (1950), James I of Scotland (1394), Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester (1532), and Millvina Dean (1912). After him are Harthacnut (1018), Sid Vicious (1957), Gregory Bateson (1904), Æthelred I, King of Wessex (837), Henry Bessemer (1813), and Albert Finney (1936).

Among PHYSICIANS In United Kingdom

Among physicians born in United Kingdom, Joseph Lister ranks 5Before him are Edward Jenner (1749), William Harvey (1578), James Parkinson (1755), and Robert Edwards (1925). After him are John Langdon Down (1828), Edgar Adrian (1889), Niels Kaj Jerne (1911), Alan Hodgkin (1914), Hans Sloane (1660), Elizabeth Blackwell (1821), and John Snow (1813).