Modern surgery owes so much to the contributions of science and the pursuit of the scientific method that the medical world may well pause in the midst of its daily activities to pay a tribute of deserved respect to one of its noted pioneers. The centenary of the birth of Lord Lister falls on April 5. His epoch-making contributions have become so familiar not only to the students of medicine and related disciplines but to the world at large that they need not be rehearsed here. The investigations of Pasteur and Lister have received popular acclaim to a degree rarely attained by the achievements of scientific investigators. The triumphs of antiseptic and aseptic surgery are the renewed reminders and the lasting monuments of the great achievements of the British surgeon. Antiseptic surgery had its birth in 1867, and its first champion lived not only to receive great honors in many
THE CENTENARY OF THE BIRTH OF LORD LISTER. JAMA. 1927;88(12):926–927. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02680380050021
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