David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Journal of Medical Humanities and Bioethics 7 (2):91-105 (1986)
In the mid-nineteenth century when Joseph Baron Lister was beginning his surgical career, bold new theories of medicine were being proposed with increasing frequency. Many of these new theories were in conflict as to how the body functioned and how disease and injury should be approached. They all conflicted more, however, with the older theory of vitalism which they were gradually replacing. Lister believed in vitalism and was quite bothered by the new theories, but did not react to them with hostile criticism or bombast. His typical gentlemanly style was to test them quietly against his own understandings and beliefs. This historical essay focuses upon the feelings, thoughts, and beliefs of Joseph Lister as reflected by his background and his most important experiments. It will show that the discovery which transformed surgery did not originate from any “leading edge” medical theory of the era. The antiseptic principle originated from the experimentation of a troubled vitalist in the service of the theory in which he so passionately believed
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
P. Thagard (1996). The Concept of Disease: Structure and Change. Philosophical Explorations 29:445-478.
Gerald Gaus (2010). On Two Critics of Justificatory Liberalism: A Response to Wall and Lister. Politics, Philosophy and Economics 9 (2):177-212.
R. Lister & H. Weingartner (eds.) (1991). Perspectives on Cognitive Neuroscience. Oxford University Press.
Andrew Lister (2007). Public Reason and Moral Compromise. Canadian Journal of Philosophy 37 (1):1-34.
Andrew Lister (2011). Democracy and Moral Conflict. Social Theory and Practice 37 (2):363-370.
H. Lister (1929). A Junior Ancient History. By A. M. Dale, M.A. London : Methuen and Co., 1928. 3s. 6d. The Classical Review 43 (06):234-.
Andrew Lister (2011). Public Justification of What? Coercion Vs. Decision as Competing Frames for the Basic Principle of Justificatory Liberalism. Public Affairs Quaterly 25 (4):349-367.
H. Lister (1934). A Bibliography of Vergil. By Felix Peeters. Pp. 92. New York: The Service Bureau for Classical Teachers, Maintained by the American Classical League, 1933. Paper, 40 Cents (2s.). [REVIEW] The Classical Review 48 (02):88-89.
J. J. Connor & J. T. H. Connor (2008). Being Lister: Ethos and Victorian Medical Discourse. Medical Humanities 34 (1):3-10.
H. Lister (1932). Ritchie's Fabulae Faciles. Edited by J. C. Kirtland. Pp. Xi + 182. New York, Etc.: Longmans, Green and Co., 1931. Cloth, 3s. 6d. [REVIEW] The Classical Review 46 (01):36-.
H. Lister (1935). Foundations for Greek Prose Composition. By L. W. P. Lewis and L. M. Styler. Pp. X+251. London: Heinemann, 1934. Cloth, 4s. [REVIEW] The Classical Review 49 (02):88-89.
H. Lister (1933). H. A. Treble: Revision Sentences for Latin Prose. Pp. 95 (Interleaved). University of London Press, 1932. Limp Cloth, Is. [REVIEW] The Classical Review 47 (01):30-.
Ishmael D. Norman (2012). The Constitutional Mandate for Judge-Made-Law and Judicial Activism: A Case Study of the Matter of Elizabeth Vaah V. Lister Hospital and Fertility Centre. Open Ethics Journal 6 (1):1-7.
Added to index2010-08-30
Total downloads7 ( #203,584 of 1,413,232 )
Recent downloads (6 months)2 ( #94,196 of 1,413,232 )
How can I increase my downloads?