Which product is named after the surgeon who pioneered antiseptic surgery?
Answer: Ever wondered where Listerine got its name? British surgeon and scientist Joseph Lister was the founder of antiseptic medicine and a pioneer in preventive medicine. While his method, based on the use of antiseptics, is no longer employed, his principle that bacteria must never gain entry to an operation wound remains the basis of surgery to this day. Inspired by Lister, Dr. Joseph Lawrence created LISTERINE mouthwash, which became the first over-the-counter mouthwash sold in the United States in 1914.
Listerine is a brand of antiseptic mouthwash product. It is promoted with the slogan “Kills germs that cause bad breath”. Named after Joseph Lister, 1st Baron Lister, a pioneer of antiseptic surgery, Listerine was developed in 1879 by Joseph Lawrence, a chemist in St. Louis, Missouri.