What did Joseph Lister believe in?

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Lister believed that microbes were carried through the air and caused the outbreak of diseases in the wards (ward fever). He realized that people who have had surgery were more vulnerable because their bodies were weaker and had open wounds. Therefore germs could enter bodies easier. Lister decided that surgery wounds would have to be cleaned thoroughly, then covered with a piece of lint which had been soaked in carbolic acid. He first used this...
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