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Friday, December 28, 2018


The Butchering Art:

Joseph Lister's Quest to Transform the
Grisly World of Victorian Medicine

Author: Lindsey Fitzharris

THE BUTCHERING ART
Available on Amazon
https://amzn.to/2Vf7tgz


To read The Butchering Art, you should have a stronger stomach than mine.
The book makes no bones (pun unfortunately intended) about what you'll find inside — it's subtitled Joseph Lister's Quest to Transform the Grisly World of Victorian Medicine, so you're duly forewarned. And I thought I knew more or less what I was in for. I knew about the disgusting sanitary conditions in 19th-century hospitals; I knew about the much-too-slow development of anesthesia; I knew the chilling quote from Dr. Charles Meigs about the impossibility that a doctor could carry disease on his person between patients: "Doctors are gentlemen, and a gentleman's hands are clean." I still wasn't ready. 

At heart, it's a slender but effective biography of Lister, the sort of comforting historical figure more interested in his work than his legacy. First as a student and then as a surgeon...
Read the rest of the review on NPR,org here: https://n.pr/2ES5VU4



 Learn About Author LINDSEY FITZHARRIS
On Her Official Website:
https://www.drlindseyfitzharris.com/

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Author: Lindsey Fitzharris



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