24 junio 2009

Joseph Lister: the father of antiseptic surgery

Joseph Lister is the father of antiseptic surgery, before his work about ½ of all patients subjected to surgery died as a result – he hit upon the idea of using carbolic acid after seeing how stinking drains in Durham were cleared with it. These days we don't use drain cleaner to swab wounds, but his legacy lives on in the care every surgeon takes to scrub scrub scrub.

Para ver este vídeo:

No hay comentarios.: