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The Lister Spray machine, developed by Dr. Joseph Lister, disseminated a carbolic acid solution in the operating theater. This one was made by Arnold and Sons around 1880. (From the M. Donald Blaufox Collection, courtesy of the Dittrick Medical History Museum) See also my review of "The Butchering Art" a biography of Dr Lister that I published below. ... See MoreSee Less