from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. that system of surgical practice which insists upon a systematic use of antiseptics in the performance of operations and the dressing of wounds.
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Lister himself had addressed a skeptical audience on antiseptic surgery at the Inter - national Medical Congress at the Philadelphia Centennial in 1876.
Major surgical operations now were more easily per - formed in the hospital than at home, and the replace - ment of antiseptic surgery by aseptic methods rein - forced this trend.