• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Listerism lĭs"tẽr*ĭz'm (Med) The systematic use of antiseptics in the performance of operations and the treatment of wounds; -- so called from Joseph Lister , an English surgeon.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n listerism An antiseptic method of operating introduced by Sir Joseph Lister, an English surgeon (born 1827). It was designed to effect the total exclusion of living germs from surgical wounds. A spray of carbolic solution was brought to play over the part under operation, that the germicidal effect might result not only on the surface of the tissues, but also in the surrounding air. After the operation the part was closely enveloped in dressings impregnated with carbolic acid or other germicide, which were disturbed as little as possible during recovery. Some of the features of the early forms of Lister's method have fallen into disuse, but the recognition of the importance of the exclusion of living germs from surgical wounds, of the danger of the introduction of germs from air, instruments, appliances of all kinds, and the hands of those operating, and of the value in this regard not only of cleanliness but of germicidal drugs, seems to be a permanent acquisition of the surgical art.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Listerism lis′tėr-izm an antiseptic method of operating introduced by the English surgeon, Lord Lister, born 1827
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In literature:

Upon it the antiseptic system of Professor Lister of Edinburgh is founded.
"Fragments of science, V. 1-2" by John Tyndall
Drawn from dried inflated specimens in the Cambridge Museum by Mr. J. J. Lister.
"Darwin, and After Darwin (Vol. 1 and 3, of 3)" by George John Romanes
He was, on the point I have mentioned, a great contrast to Lister.
"The Three Midshipmen" by W.H.G. Kingston
Lister, Edward, 532, 539.
"Bradford's History of 'Plimoth Plantation'" by William Bradford
A phrase denoting the act of killing salmon in the night, with a lister and lighted torch in the boat.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
He accompanied T. M. Pearce to Downing Street, and had an interview with Mr Lister, the Registrar-General.
"Diaries of Sir Moses and Lady Montefiore, Volume I" by Sir Moses Montefiore
Then there was Lord Lister.
"Penguin Persons & Peppermints" by Walter Prichard Eaton
"The Memoirs, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson A Linked Index to the Project Gutenberg Editions" by Thomas Jefferson
We took it to the Burlington laithe (now used as an auction room by Mr T. S. Lister).
"Adventures and Recollections" by Bill o'th' Hoylus End
Pasteur and Lister worked out their great factors of preventive medicine and health.
"History of Human Society" by Frank W. Blackmar

In poetry:

And Fischer, Ashton, Lister,
With beetling genius rife --
Pardieu! I was their Patron,
And set them up for life.
"A Vision Splendid" by Victor James Daley

In news:

Ask An A-Lister: Avan Jogia.
The Oscars are just two weeks away, and while the stars are staying tight-lipped about their gowns, it's safe to assume at least one A-lister will step out in a stunning custom Marchesa design.
Celebrity trainer Harley Pasternak — who has helped sculpt the curves on A-listers from Lady Gaga to Jennifer Hudson — may want to add calming yoga to his workout regime.
D-listers like Lindsay Lohan's parents charge fans by the minute to talk to them on new celeb phone line .
Punta del Este has been attracting A-listers to its shores for years, a fact that isn't lost on one transplanted Uruguayan, the namesake principal of New York's Rafael Viñoly Architects.
But when this woman emailed different listers and got back similar responses she started wondering what's up.
A-Listers Enjoy Roast Beef With Don.
SOME grooming choices are so brazen that not even an A-lister can make them palatable.
) — The Irwin family home on North Lister in Kansas City, Mo.
Four years into their relationship, New York City twentysomethings Daryl (Daryl Wein) and Zoe (Zoe Lister-Jones) love each other but are bored silly.
Valentino is a red carpet staple for Hollywood's hottest stars, so it isn't surprising that the iconic brand's Rodeo Drive flagship store opening attracted all the A-listers.
Birders love to tally their sightings on lists, and some of the best listers can be found in Ohio.
"Dark Knight Rises" star Christian Bale hasn't forgotten about the dud of a date he once had with another Hollywood A-lister.
Peter Justus was Top Lister Residential.

In science:

Lister [CDF Collaboration], arXiv:0810.3349 [hepex]; T.
Constraints on Mass Spectrum of Fourth Generation Fermions and Higgs Bosons
Dixmier (J.), Lister (W. G.): Derivations of nilpotent Lie algebras.
Ergodicity of group actions and spectral gap, applications to random walks and Markov shifts
Precession can be produced by the gravitational effect of the accretion disk on the compact ob ject in the center of the AGN or in a binary-black-hole ob ject (see, e.g., Lister et al. 2003; Stirling et al. 2003; Lobanov & Roland 2005; Bach et al. 2006; Savolainen et al. 2006).
Anatomy of helical relativistic jets: The case of S5 0836+710
This research has made use of data from the MOJAVE database that is maintained by the MOJAVE team Lister et al. (2009).
Anatomy of helical relativistic jets: The case of S5 0836+710
Radio observations of SN 1987A, made with the Australia Telescope Compact Array (ATCA), were presented by Lister Staveley-Smith (ATNF).
Supernova Remnants, Pulsars and the Interstellar Medium - Summary of a Workshop Held at U Sydney, March 1999