Antiseptic surgery

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that system of surgical practice which insists upon a systematic use of antiseptics in the performance of operations and the dressing of wounds.

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Lord Joseph Lister of Glasgow Royal Infirmary is credited with antiseptic surgery.
The oldest operation theatre of London is museum of surgical history built in 1822 before anaesthetics and antiseptic surgery.
Those early days at Halle were before the teachings of Joseph Lister and the technique of antiseptic surgery had been heard of; indeed, Lister's papers on this subject were first published in 'The Lancet' in 1867, the year of Volkmann's promotion.