history surgery - antiseptics

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  • antiseptics
    • carbolic acid
      • was used in drains and sewers
      • lister used it on a 14yr olds broken leg
      • washing hands with it before operations
    • lister's donkey
      • caused coughing, made vision harder slowed operations and soaked everything
    • antiseptic ligatures
      • used to tie up blood vessels and prevent blood loss
    • death rate fell from 46% to 15%
    • kills germs
    • 1847 ignaz  semmelweis told doctors in his ward to wash their hands before treating their patients


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