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The antiseptic Lister ends up using is carbolic acid, which is extracted from coal tar, of all places.
Infection rates plummeted when Lister used carbolic acid to wash hands and scalpels, to dress wounds, and to sterilize sutures.
Lister found that cleansing the wound with carbolic acid cut the amputation rate to 9%.
But the saint has also drawn critics who have dismissed him as a self-mutilating hoaxer who exploited people’s credulity and caused his wounds with carbolic acid.
On the other hand, nine of those 10 odorants for which dogs are clearly more sensitive than humans are carbolic acids.
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