- NAME: Joseph Lister
- OCCUPATION: Doctor, Scientist
- BIRTH DATE: April 05, 1827
- DEATH DATE: February 10, 1912
- EDUCATION: Oxford University
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Upton, England, United Kingdom
- PLACE OF DEATH: Walmer, England, United Kingdom
- AKA: Baron Lister
- AKA: Baron Lister of Lyme Regis
- Nickname: Founder of Antiseptic Medicine
- Full Name: Joseph Lister
Best Known For
British surgeon and scientist Joseph Lister is best known for spearheading the medical use of antiseptic medicine.
Think you know about Biography?
Answer questions and see how you rank against other players.Play Now
Joseph Lister was born on April 5, 1827, in Upton, England. In 1861, Lister observed that 45 to 50 percent of amputation patients died from sepsis. In 1865, he learned of Louis Pasteur's theory that microorganisms cause infection. Using phenol as an antiseptic, he reduced the mortality rate in his ward to 15 percent within four years. Lister died on February 10, 1912, in Walmer, England. Today, he is regarded as the "founder of antiseptic medicine."
© 2014 A+E Networks. All rights reserved.
Included In These Groups
The Chaplin. The Fu Manchu. The Van Dyke. The Garlbaldi. These beards, and other creative variations on chin whiskers, have become such a striking reflection of their wearers' personalities that it becomes hard to know whether the people made the facial hair famous, or the other way around. We do know this much is certain: the only rivals to these fabulous beards are the men sporting them.
Fantastic Facial Hair 70 people in this group
Famous Arians 572 people in this group
Famous People Named Joseph 45 people in this group
profile name: Joseph Lister profile occupation:
Sign in with Facebook to see how you and your friends are connected to famous icons.