Dr Joseph Lister

11 Jan Dr Joseph Lister

shutterstock_252139516A Surgical Disruptor or Barbarian?

Did Dr Joseph Lister really raise the standard of surgical barbarianism or did he simply push the boundaries, after all, he excised a life threatening cancer from his sisters breast, on his brothers dining room table.

And we do have surgical instruments named after him, the Lister Dilators.

Anyone who explores the boundaries and studies medicine at 17yrs, in my view can be seen as a genius.

A book by Lindsey Fitzharris portrays Lister as the 19th Century Disruptor he was.

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