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    • The Butchering Art

    • Joseph Lister's Quest to Transform the Grisly World of Victorian Medicine
    • By: Lindsey Fitzharris
    • Narrated by: Ralph Lister
    • Length: 7 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In The Butchering Art, the historian Lindsey Fitzharris reveals the shocking world of 19th-century surgery on the eve of profound transformation. She conjures up early operating theaters - no place for the squeamish - and surgeons, working before anesthesia, who were lauded for their speed and brute strength. They were baffled by the persistent infections that kept mortality rates stubbornly high. A young, melancholy Quaker surgeon named Joseph Lister would solve the deadly riddle and change the course of history.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Not one boring moment!

    • By WRWF on 12-22-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Butchering Art

    • Joseph Lister's Quest to Transform the Grisly World of Victorian Medicine
    • By: Lindsey Fitzharris
    • Narrated by: Sam Woolf
    • Length: 7 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In The Butchering Art, historian Lindsey Fitzharris re-creates a critical turning point in the history of medicine, when Joseph Lister transformed surgery from a brutal, harrowing practice to the safe, vaunted profession we know today.

    Victorian operating theatres were known as 'gateways of death', Fitzharris reminds us, since half of those who underwent surgery didn't survive the experience. This was an era when a broken leg could lead to amputation, and surgeons were still known to ransack cemeteries to find cadavers.

    Regular price: $21.31