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Joseph Lister
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    (April 5, 1827-February 10, 1912)
    Born in Upton, Essex, England, United Kingdom
    Professor of Surgery at the University of Glasgow and University of Edinburgh
    Pioneered antiseptic surgery (1867)
    President of the Royal Society (1895-1900)
    Namesake for Listerine mouthwash
    For his honeymoon, he took his wife on a three-month tour of hospitals in France and Germany.
    During an operation on Queen Victoria, his assistant accidentally sprayed the disinfectant in the royal patient's face.
    Listeria, a bacteria responsible for food-borne illnesses, was named for him, which seems an odd tribute to a man who spent his life eliminating bacteria.
    His techniques reduced the mortality rate for amputations from nearly 50% in 1865 to less than 5% by the time of his death.
    He improved the methods for mastectomy and repairing fractured kneecaps.
    He was one of the twelve original members of the Order of Merit (1902).

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