Joseph Lister and antiseptics

Flashcards by tashascagell, updated more than 1 year ago
Created by tashascagell about 8 years ago


History Flashcards on Joseph Lister and antiseptics, created by tashascagell on 05/22/2013.

Resource summary

Question Answer
Give me 3 ways that Lister used carbolic acid in medicine. 1. Clean wounds 2. Clean equipment 3. Clean bandages
In 1864 what was used in the sewage works at Carlisle and that killed parasites? Carbolic acid
What did Lister think Carbolic acid could be used for? Kill the microbes causing infection
Who influenced Lister to create the spray? Louis Pasteur
Who did Lister first test his ideas on? An 11 year old boy with a fracture to his leg
What were the 2 problems faced by doctors using silk as a ligature? 1. It didn't absorb carbolic acid so it couldn't be sterilised. 2. It had to be left dangling out of the wound.
What did Lister introduce that could be sterilised and used as a ligature, replacing silk? Catgut
Show full summary Hide full summary


History of Medicine: Ancient Ideas
James McConnell
Weimar Revision
Tom Mitchell
GCSE History – Social Impact of the Nazi State in 1945
Ben C
Conferences of the Cold War
Alina A
Using GoConqr to study History
Sarah Egan
Hitler and the Nazi Party (1919-23)
Adam Collinge
The Berlin Crisis
Alina A
Bay of Pigs Invasion : April 1961
Alina A
Germany 1918-39
Cam Burke
History- Medicine through time key figures
The Weimar Republic, 1919-1929