The Butchering Art

The Butchering Art

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Winner, 2018 PEN/E.O. Wilson Prize for Literary Science Writing

Long-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

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… (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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