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The butchering art: Joseph Lister's quest to transform the grisly world of Victorian medicine
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New York : Scientific American / Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2017.
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286 pages : illustration ; 24 cm
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"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 place for the squeamish--and surgeons, working before anesthesia, who were lauded for their speed and brute strength. These medical pioneers knew that the aftermath of surgery was often more dangerous than their patients' afflictions, and they were baffled by the persistent infections that kept mortality rates stubbornly high. At a time when surgery couldn't have been more hazardous, an unlikely figure stepped forward: a young, melancholy Quaker surgeon named Joseph Lister, who would solve the deadly riddle and change the course of history. Fitzharris dramatically recounts Lister's discoveries in gripping detail, culminating in his audacious claim that germs were the source of all infection--and could be countered by antiseptics. Focusing on the tumultuous period from 1850 to 1875, she introduces us to Lister and his contemporaries--some of them brilliant, some outright criminal--and takes us through the grimy medical schools and dreary hospitals where they learned their art, the deadhouses where they studied anatomy, and the graveyards they occasionally ransacked for cadavers"--
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APA Citation (style guide)

Fitzharris, L. (2017). The butchering art: Joseph Lister's quest to transform the grisly world of Victorian medicine. First edition. New York, Scientific American / Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Fitzharris, Lindsey, 1982-. 2017. The Butchering Art: Joseph Lister's Quest to Transform the Grisly World of Victorian Medicine. New York, Scientific American / Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Fitzharris, Lindsey, 1982-, The Butchering Art: Joseph Lister's Quest to Transform the Grisly World of Victorian Medicine. New York, Scientific American / Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2017.

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Fitzharris, Lindsey. The Butchering Art: Joseph Lister's Quest to Transform the Grisly World of Victorian Medicine. First edition. New York, Scientific American / Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2017.

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