Joseph Lister


5 April 1827 – 10 February 1912

Place of study: 

University College, London, United Kingdom

Famous for: 

  • Joseph Lister’s contributions paved the way for safer medical procedures. 
  • His introduction of the antiseptic process dramatically decreased deaths from childbirth and surgery and changed the way the medical industry looked at sanitation and proper hygiene.


 Royal Medal (1880)

Albert Medal (1894)

President of the Royal Society (1895-1900)

Copley Medal (1902)

Fun fact:

Joseph Lister was also known for being the first surgeon to use catgut ligatures, sutures, and rubber drains and developing an aortic tourniquet.