Robert Liston (28 October 1794 – 7 December 1847)

In our list of Heroes, Robert Liston is somewhat of an anti-hero. An important tale, nevertheless, and so he appears here. Liston was a brash, arrogant, and entitled man. A peacock, more concerned with his pursuits (both as a womanizer and as a braggart in the surgical theater) than his patients. He was tall, balding, and of “unimposing looks,” yet … Read More