Ever wondered where LISTERINE® rinse got its name? Dr. Joseph Lawrence, the creator of LISTERINE® mouthwash, wanted to name his work after a scientist who paved the way - Dr.Joseph Lister. Dr. Lister was an English doctor and surgeon. He became the first surgeon to perform an operation in a chamber sterilised with pulverised antiseptic.
The result? More patients survived than ever before. Inspired, Lawrence created a unique formulation of his own that was perfect for killing germs in tissues, like those found in your mouth.