The butchering art : Joseph Lister's quest to transform the grisly world of Victorian medicine / Lindsey Fitzharris.

A dramatic account of how 19th-century Quaker surgeon Joseph Lister developed an antiseptic method that indelibly changed medicine, describes the practices and risks of early operating theaters as well as the belief systems of Lister's contemporaries.

Main Author: Fitzharris, Lindsey, 1982-
Published: New York : Scientific American / Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2017.
Edition: First edition.
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Summary: A dramatic account of how 19th-century Quaker surgeon Joseph Lister developed an antiseptic method that indelibly changed medicine, describes the practices and risks of early operating theaters as well as the belief systems of Lister's contemporaries.
Physical Description: 286 pages : illustration ; 24 cm.
Language: English
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-266) and index.
ISBN: 0374117292
9780374117290
Author Notes: Lindsey Fitzharris received her 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 the writer and presenter of the YouTube series Under the Knife . She has written for The Guardian , The Huffington Post , The Lancet , and New Scientist . She lives in the English countryside with her husband, Adrian Teal, and their two cats.