|…wounds and abscesses no longer poison the atmosphere with putrid exhalations…|
|On The Antiseptic Principle of the Practice of Surgery|
Harvard Classics, Vol. 38, Part 6
On the Antiseptic Principle of the Practice of Surgery
Lister advocates the use of antiseptics to reduce the diseases then common in wards and hospitals.
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