NA_Surgery Unit 3 - Infection

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What was Lister's job?
Professor of Surgery at Glasgow University
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Lister was inspired by the work of...?
Louis Pasteur on Germ Theory
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What did Lister visit and how did it inspire him?
A sewage works - he noticed that rotting sewage smelled like his surgical ward!
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What did Lister try?
He tried Carbolic acid - it stopped sewage rotting so maybe it would work on wounds too.
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Lister first used the carbolic acid on...?
Bandages applied to wounds
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Lister later developed...?
A spray device to mist the operation with Carbolic. It was sometimes called 'Lister's Donkey'
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Lister's method was opposed because...?
1. Messy 2. Better alternatives 3. Didn't believe in germs 4. Kept changing his method - confusing
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How effective was Lister's method?
Very - death rates dropped from 46% to 15%
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Who developed methods in response to problems with Carbolic acid?
Halsted - developed rubber gloves to protect hands. Inspires 'aseptic' surgical methods.
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