He treated the surgical area with it and sterilized the instruments, and did so for many more months. The mortality rate after surgeries dropped threefold, which is what Lister informed the scientific world about. Today, he is considered the founder of aseptics, because the public did not listen to Ignaz Semmelweis who proposed sterilization twenty years earlier.
Information provided by the Scientific Russia News Agency. Media outlet’s registration certificate: IA No. FS77-62580 issued by the Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Media on July 31, 2015.
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