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Lister, Lord (b. 1827), a distinguished surgeon, whose studies on inflammation have produced the now universally used antiseptic treatment of wounds, etc., and the antiseptic method of operation, graduated at London University in arts (1847) and in medicine (1852). In the same year he became a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons. He was then successively appointed assistant-surgeon and lecturer in Edinburgh, Regius Professor of Surgery in Glasgow, Professor of Clinical Surgery in Edinburgh, Professor of Clinical Surgery in King's College Hospital, London (1877), and eventually Surgeon Extraordinary to the Queen. Lord Lister holds many foreign orders, and has received the medal of the Royal Society (1880) and the prize of the Academy of Paris (1881). He holds several honorary degrees, in 1883 was made a baronet, and in 1897 a peer.