The Butchering Art

The Butchering Art

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"Warning: She spares no detail!" —Erik Larson, bestselling author of Dead Wake

A Top 10 Science Book of Fall 2017, Publishers Weekly

"Fascinating and shocking." —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

The gripping story of how Joseph Lister’s antiseptic method changed medicine forever

In The Butchering Art, the historian Lindsey Fitzharris reveals the shocking world of nineteenth-century surgery on the eve of profound transformation. She conjures up early operating theaters—no… (more)

Editorial reviews (1 review)

Equal parts a queasy outline of Victorian medicine and a quiet story of a life spent pushing for scientific progress, The Butchering Art sounds like something of a niche read.

Book Details  

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 17, 2017)

Collection: Scientific American / Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Format: EPUB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

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