Joseph Jackson Lister 1786 - 1869

Amateur microscopist,
British; English
born in:
London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom

Father of Joseph (Baron) Lister (1827-1912), founder of antispetic surgery. Investigated natural history in his spare time and designed and constructed achromatic lenses for superior performance. Fathered three children, Mary, John and Joseph. John died at 24 of a brain tumour. Joseph operated on his sister in 1867 to remove a cancerous breast tumour.