Historical characters are easier to relate to if they are introduced in a story form.

A teacher commented that my story of Lexi (the cat narrator) and Hippocrates was an enjoyable introduction of history for her class. I’m sure those grade 4 students will remember Hippocrates as the father of medicine when they eventually study the Ancient Greeks.

I have now written the Dr. Joseph Lister story with the same idea of introducing an historical hero of the medical world. As the man who defeated gangrene, his story will inspire children to pay attention and use information and incidentally, to wash their hands without grumbling.