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Today in Heritage History, August 12, 1865, Joseph Lister first demonstrates the use of antiseptic. Later that same year after losing an out of money and desperately made poker bet with his good friend Oscar Wilde, Lister’s need to rinse his mouth out with an antiseptic, swish it around and spit it out, led to the invention of his patented name brand product; Listerine.

 

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