Robert Liston (28 October 1794 – 7 December 1847) was a pioneering Scottish surgeon, and the son of the Scottish minister and inventor Henry Liston, whose father was also a Robert Liston, Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland.  Liston was noted for his skill and speed in an era prior to anaesthetics, when speed made a difference in terms of pain and survival.

Robert Liston (28 October 1794 – 7 December 1847) was a pioneering Scottish surgeon, and the son of the Scottish minister and inventor Henry Liston, whose father was also a Robert Liston, Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland. Liston was noted for his skill and speed in an era prior to anaesthetics, when speed made a difference in terms of pain and survival.

Robert Liston. 1794-1847. Scottish surgeon pioneered amputation prior to anesthetics—amputated leg in record 2.5 minutes! "Fastest knife in the West End". In his fury he sliced off an assistant's fingers, a patient's testicles, etc.

Robert Liston. 1794-1847. Scottish surgeon pioneered amputation prior to anesthetics—amputated leg in record 2.5 minutes! "Fastest knife in the West End". In his fury he sliced off an assistant's fingers, a patient's testicles, etc.

Robert Liston - On The Table With One of History’s Most Infamous Surgeons - Robert Liston - 300% mortality rate

On The Table With One of History’s Most Infamous Surgeons

Robert Liston - On The Table With One of History’s Most Infamous Surgeons - Robert Liston - 300% mortality rate

The Hateful Eight(2015) Directed by Quentin Tarantino Cinematography by Robert Richardson

The Hateful Eight(2015) Directed by Quentin Tarantino Cinematography by Robert Richardson

David Wilkie Sir Robert Liston, Diplomat - David Wilkie abstract oil painting, painting Authorized official website

David Wilkie Sir Robert Liston, Diplomat - David Wilkie abstract oil painting, painting Authorized official website

Who knows the story of Robert Liston (for laughs) - Pashtun Community | Pashtuns | Pashto |

Who knows the story of Robert Liston (for laughs) - Pashtun Community | Pashtuns | Pashto |

Robert Liston (1794-1847) – De chirurg die drie mensen doodde tijdens één operatie.  De snelste chirurg van de negentiende eeuw  Robert Liston, 1847 portret door Samuel John Stump

Robert Liston (1794-1847) – De chirurg die drie mensen doodde tijdens één operatie. De snelste chirurg van de negentiende eeuw Robert Liston, 1847 portret door Samuel John Stump

[Robert Liston, the only surgeon in history to have performed an operation with a 300% mortality rate. The legendary case in question went down like this. In addition to amputating the patient’s leg at the hip, he accidentally severed his assistant’s fingers and managed to cut through an audience member’s coat.The patient and assistant died from infection and the man in the audience from a heart attack. Liston had not actually injured him, but the scene caused him to collapse and die of…

[Robert Liston, the only surgeon in history to have performed an operation with a 300% mortality rate. The legendary case in question went down like this. In addition to amputating the patient’s leg at the hip, he accidentally severed his assistant’s fingers and managed to cut through an audience member’s coat.The patient and assistant died from infection and the man in the audience from a heart attack. Liston had not actually injured him, but the scene caused him to collapse and die of…

GILBERT STUART : Henrietta Marchant Liston (Mrs. Robert Liston)

GILBERT STUART : Henrietta Marchant Liston (Mrs. Robert Liston)

Objects of Intrigue: Amputation Knives Used by Robert Liston  (1794-1897)  The go-to surgery tools of "the fastest knife in the West End"  Surgeons' Hall Museum, Edinburgh, Scotland, via Atlas Obscura

Objects of Intrigue: Amputation Knives Used by Robert Liston (1794-1897) The go-to surgery tools of "the fastest knife in the West End" Surgeons' Hall Museum, Edinburgh, Scotland, via Atlas Obscura

Robert Liston performed the only operation with a 300% mortality rate; His patient, his assistant and a spectator died

Robert Liston performed the only operation with a 300% mortality rate; His patient, his assistant and a spectator died

Ernest Broad: el título de la obra podría ser o no "The fastest knife in West End London" y ser una representación del doctor Robert Liston y su cuchillo especial para cirugía.

Ernest Broad: el título de la obra podría ser o no "The fastest knife in West End London" y ser una representación del doctor Robert Liston y su cuchillo especial para cirugía.

Intrinseco y expectorante: Robert Liston: El bisturí más rápido del Reino Unido

Intrinseco y expectorante: Robert Liston: El bisturí más rápido del Reino Unido

Lectures on the Operations of Surgery - Robert Liston, with numerous additions by Thomas Dent Mütter

Lectures on the Operations of Surgery - Robert Liston, with numerous additions by Thomas Dent Mütter

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