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From Surgery Antiseptic to Modern Mouthwash

Dr. Joseph Lister:
The Man Who Fought Germs

Ever wondered where LISTERINE® mouthwash got its name? Dr. Joseph Lawrence, the creator of LISTERINE® mouthwash, wanted to name his work after a scientist who paved the way. Lister, an English doctor and surgeon, became the first surgeon to perform an operation in a chamber sterilized with pulverized antiseptic. The result? More patients survived than ever before. Inspired, Lawrence created a unique formulation of his own.