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August 12, 1865

On August 12, 1865, British surgeon, Dr. Joseph Lister used a disinfectant for the first time during surgery. Not only did he use carbolic acid to sterilize the patient’s wound, but he also used it to sterilize his surgical equipment, which was practically unheard of at the time. They used to think that just scraping … Continue reading

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