Definition of Lister, Joseph in English:

Lister, Joseph

Syllabification: Lis·ter, Joseph
Pronunciation: /ˈlistər
 
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  • 1st Baron (1827–1912), English surgeon, inventor of antiseptic techniques in surgery. He realized the significance of Louis Pasteur’s germ theory in connection with sepsis, and in 1865 he used carbolic acid dressings on patients who had undergone surgery.

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