The Butchering Art

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

  • Published: Sep 05, 2020

Winner, 2018 PENE. O. Wilson Prize for Literary Science Writing Short-listed for the 2018 Wellcome Book Prize A Top 10 Science Book of Fall 2017, Publishers Weekly A Best History Book of 2017, The Guardian "Warning She spares no detail!" Erik... read more

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Exact title of the book
The Butchering Art
Book author
Lindsey Fitzharris
ISBN
9780374715489
Publisher
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Published
Oct 17, 2017
Language
English
Format
PDF, FB2, EPUB, MOBI
Pages
304
File size (in PDF)
2736 kB

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Winner, 2018 PENE. O. Wilson Prize for Literary Science Writing Short-listed for the 2018 Wellcome Book Prize A Top 10 Science Book of Fall 2017, Publishers Weekly A Best History Book of 2017, The Guardian "Warning She spares no detail!" Erik Larson, bestselling author of Dead Wake In The Butchering Art, the historian Lindsey Fitzharris reveals the shocking world of nineteenth-century surgery and shows how it was transformed by advances made in germ theory and antiseptics between 1860 and 1875.

She conjures up early operating theatersno place for the squeamishand surgeons, who, working before anesthesia, were lauded for their speed and brute strength. These pioneers knew that the aftermath of surgery was often more dangerous than patients afflictions, and they were baffled by the persistent infections that kept mortality rates stubbornly high. At a time when surgery couldnt have been more hazardous, an unlikely figure stepped forward a young, melancholy Quaker surgeon named Joseph Lister, who would solve the riddle and change the course of history.

Fitzharris dramatically reconstructs Listers career path to his audacious claim that germs were the source of all infection and could be countered by a sterilizing agent applied to wounds. She introduces us to Listers contemporariessome of them brilliant, some outright criminaland leads us through the grimy schools and squalid hospitals where they learned their art, the dead houses where they studied, and the cemeteries they ransacked for cadavers. Eerie and illuminating, The Butchering Art celebrates the triumph of a visionary surgeon whose quest to unite science and medicine delivered us into the modern world.

About author

Fitzharris has a PhD in the history of science and medicine from the University of Oxford. She is the creator of the popular website The Chirurgeon's Apprentice, and is the writer and presenter of the YouTube series Under the Knife. She writes for The Guardian, The Huffington Post, The Lancet, and New Scientist.

Visit her website at www. drlindseyfitzharris. com, follow her on Twitter at DrLindseyFitz, and find her on Instagram at drlindseyfitzharris.

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