Who was Joseph Lister? List his accomplishments.
(1827-1912) An English physician who modified and advanced the idea of antisepsis in health care settings. As a surgeon, Lister was aware of the dreadful consequences that resulted from the infection of wounds. Therefore, he began spraying wounds, surgical incisions, and dressings with carbolic acid (phenol), a chemical that had previously proven effective in reducing odor and decay in sewage. He became the founder of antiseptic surgery, and opened new fields of research into antisepsis and disinfection.