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 - 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

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

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

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

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

david wilkie artist | Sir Robert Liston, Diplomat - David Wilkie - WikiPaintings.org

david wilkie artist | Sir Robert Liston, Diplomat - David Wilkie - WikiPaintings.org

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.

Robert Liston was born on October 28th, 1794, in Ecclesmachan Scotland, to Henry Liston, a Scottish clergyman, and inventor. He was named after his grandfa

Robert Liston was born on October 28th, 1794, in Ecclesmachan Scotland, to Henry Liston, a Scottish clergyman, and inventor. He was named after his grandfa

Robert Liston, photograph circa 1845 by Hill & Adamson

Robert Liston, photograph circa 1845 by Hill & Adamson

Portrait of Robert Liston (1794–1847), Scottish surgeon

Portrait of Robert Liston (1794–1847), Scottish surgeon

Henrietta Marchant Liston (Mrs. Robert Liston) 1800

Henrietta Marchant Liston (Mrs. Robert Liston) 1800

Morbidly Beautiful Pictures Reveal The Horror Of Surgery In The Victorian Era

Morbidly Beautiful Pictures Reveal The Horror Of Surgery In The Victorian Era

A painting depicting one of the first British operations carried out with anaesthesia by pioneering Scottish surgeon Robert Liston. He operated with a knife gripped between his teeth, and could amputate a leg in under three minutes.

A very stylish outfit, I love it. Beautifully co-ordinated. The blue edging to the shawl and dress are lovely. Henrietta Marchant Liston (Mrs. Robert Liston), 1800, by Stuart, Gilbert (painter, American, 1755-1828). National Gallery of Art. 1960.12.1

A very stylish outfit, I love it. Beautifully co-ordinated. The blue edging to the shawl and dress are lovely. Henrietta Marchant Liston (Mrs. Robert Liston), 1800, by Stuart, Gilbert (painter, American, 1755-1828). National Gallery of Art. 1960.12.1

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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