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Lister method

Pronunciation: lis'ter

Definition: antiseptic surgery, as first advocated by Lister in 1867. His operations were performed under a cloud of diluted carbolic acid spray, the instruments were dipped in a carbolic solution before use, and the wound was dressed with a thick layer of carbolized gauze. The present practice of aseptic surgery was developed from this.

Synonym(s): listerism

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