On This Day, Public Health

On This Day – 12th August

On 12th August 1865, a medical surgeon, Dr. Joseph Lister used phenol (a chemical antiseptic) for the first time during medical surgery. This took place in Glasgow, Scotland at the Glasgow Royal Infirmary where Lister encountered an 11-year-old boy called James Greenlees who'd been in a car accident. Lister washed Greenlees' wounds and dressed them with phenol… Continue reading On This Day – 12th August