Joseph Lister stone plaque in Glasgow

On this site stood the surgical wards in which from 1861 to 1869 Joseph Lister surgeon to the Royal Infirmary and Regius Professor of Surgery in the University of Glasgow initiated the method of antiseptic treatment

Joseph Lister, 1st Baron Lister, Bt., OM, FRS, PC (5 April 1827 – 10 February 1912), known as Sir Joseph Lister, Bt., between 1883 and 1897, was a British surgeon and a pioneer of antiseptic surgery. By applying Louis Pasteur's advances in microbiology, he promoted the idea of sterile surgery while working at the Glasgow Royal Infirmary. Lister successfully introduced carbolic acid (now known as phenol) to sterilise surgical instruments and to clean wounds, which led to a reduction in post-operative infections and made surgery safer for patients.

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