Lord Joseph Lister, pioneer of antiseptic surgery

Lord Joseph Lister, pioneer of antiseptic surgery

H412/0106 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 51.0MB

Downloadable file size: 2.8MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Restrictions: Not to be shared on social media or embedded in a web page without permission.

Caption: Lord Joseph Lister (1827-1912) the English surgeon who pioneered the use of antiseptic conditions in surgery. He knew of Pasteur's research into diseases caused by microorganisms and it occurred to him to attempt to prevent post-operative infection, which frequently killed patients who underwent surgery, by treating wounds with carbolic acid (phenol) and thereby killing any germs present. The results were excellent and despite initial resistance the practice of antiseptic surgery soon became accepted. In 1885 he became president of the Royal Society.

Release details: Model release not available. Property release not required.

Keywords: antiseptic surgery, carbolic acid, lister, lord joseph, portraits, surname l, use in surgery

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.