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Learning from Lister

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  • WF Bynum. Science and the practice of medicine in the nineteenth century. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1994
  • Sir William Watson Cheyne. Lister and his achievement: being the first Lister memorial lecture delivered at the Royal College of Surgeons of England on May 14, 1925. London: Longmans, Green and Co., 1925
  • M Anne Crowther and Marguerite W Dupree. Medical lives in the age of surgical revolution. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007
  • Thomas Dormandy. Moments of truth: four creators of modern medicine. Chichester: John Wiley & Sons Ltd., 2003
  • Isabelle MZ Elliott and James Rawlings Elliott. A short history of surgical dressings. London: Pharmaceutical Press, 1964
  • Richard B Fisher. Joseph Lister 1827-1912. London: Macdonald and Jane’s, 1977
  • Jerry L Gaw. ‘A time to heal’: the diffusion of Listerism in Victorian Britain. Philadelphia, Pa. : American Philosophical Society, 1999
  • Sir Rickman John Godlee. Lord Lister. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1924
  • Lindsay Granshaw. ‘Upon this principle I have based a practice’: the development and reception of antisepsis in Britain, 1867-90’ in: John V. Pickstone (ed.) Medical innovations in historical perspective. Basingstoke; London: Macmillan, 1992
  • David Hamilton. ‘The nineteenth-century surgical revolution: antisepsis or better nutrition?’, Bulletin of the History of Medicine, 56:1, (1982), 30-40
  • Claire EJ Herrick. ‘Cheyne, Sir William Watson, first baronet (1852-1932)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004; online edn. May 2006 [http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/32396, accessed 21 Dec 2011]
  • DDC Howat. ‘Hewitt, Sir Frederic William (1857-1916)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004; online edn, Sept 2010 [http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/62520, accessed 15 Dec 2011]
  • Brian Hurwitz and Marguerite Dupree (eds). ‘Learning from Lister’, Notes & records of the Royal Society, 67:3, (2013), 185-294
  • Christopher Lawrence and Andrew Dixey. ‘Practising on principle: Joseph Lister and germ theories of disease’ in: Christopher Lawrence (ed.) Medical theory, surgical practice: studies in the history of surgery. London: Routledge, 1992
  • Christopher Lawrence. ‘Lister, Joseph Baron Lister (1827-1912)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004 [http:www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/34553, accessed 20 Dec 2011]
  • TH Pennington. ‘Listerism, its decline and persistence: the introduction of aseptic surgical techniques in three British teaching hospitals, 1890-99’, Medical History, 39 (1995), 35-60
  • Benjamin A Rifkin, Michael J Ackerman and Judith Folkenberg. Human anatomy: depicting the body from the Renaissance to today. London: Thames and Hudson, 2006
  • Guenter B Risse. Mending bodies, saving souls: a history of hospitals. New York; Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999
  • HD Rolleston. ‘Godlee, Sir Rickman John, baronet (1849-1925)’ rev. Christopher Lawrence, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004
    [http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/33433, accessed 15 Dec 2011].
  • Stephanie J Snow. Blessed days of anaesthesia: how anaesthetics changed the world. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008
  • Peter Stanley. For fear of pain: British surgery, 1790-1850. New York; Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2003
  • GL’E Turner. ‘Lister, Joseph Jackson (1786-1869),’ Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004 [http://www.oxfordnb.com/view/article/16762, accessed 12 Jan 2012]
  • Wellcome Historical Museum. Lister centenary exhibition at the Wellcome Historical Medical Museum: handbook. London: Wellcome Foundation, 1927
  • Michael Worboys. Spreading germs: disease theories and medical practice in Britain, 1865-1900. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000
  • AJ Youngson. The scientific revolution in Victorian medicine. London: Croom Helm, 1979
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