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The Butchering Art Joseph Lister's uest to Transform the Grisly World of Victorian MedicineIn 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 sueamish 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 dangerous than their patients' afflictions and they were baffled by the persistent infections tha The Butchering Art Joseph Lister's uest to Transform the Grisly World of Victorian Medicine by Lindsey Fitzharris is a 2017 Scientific AmericanFarrar Straus and Giroux publication Ghastly but fascinating In 1846 as surgery became freuent deaths occurred often as well due to sepsis and a myriad of other infections promptingJosheph Lister to examine the prospect that germs dirty surgical tools and hospital cleanliness were to blame Lister’s antiseptic theories were groundbreaking but not especially popular This led to a great deal of medical politics and backlash towards Lister This is fascinating because of the mindset in the Victorian days by medical professionals However you should be aware that some of the situations described are not for the faint of heart While not purposely or gratuitously graphic your imagination can fill in the blanks I can’t imagine such primitive practices or the idea that hospitals were not sanitized especially the surgical tools It’s very disgusting to think of and it’s a wonder anyone survived Thank goodness for Joseph Lister and his antiseptic theory His life is captivating and his scientific vision paved the way for medical advancements and a massive reduction in loss of life He didn’t always have the right answers but he was an amazing trailblazer in medicine and science The book has a bleak atmosphere and conjures up all manner of appalling images some of which left me feeling a little green around the gills but ultimately this is an inspiring story and I for one came away feeling grateful for Lister and his forward thinking and his tenacity in sticking to his guns when he came under fire Lister’s personal life is connected to his professional life in many ways and is examined moderately but is not the primary focus of the book Mainly the book is about Lister’s work and often reads like a history textbook in some ways but nevertheless it is uite absorbing I highly recommend this book for anyone who enjoys science health and medicine or history and has a strong stomach

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M 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 cadaversEerie and illuminating The Butchering Art celebrates the triumph of a visionary surgeon whose uest to unite science and medicine delivered us into the modern worl We live in the world changed challenged and improved by many people whose stories left untold or way too often unheard We praise those who let us the opportunity to explore stars and distant galaxies we cheer those who cured smallpox we are awed by those who contoured the map of our world and gave names to all known species And yet how much do we know about oh so many seemingly smaller discoveries which in retrospect made a bigger than life impact and changed the uality of our lives forever and ever It’s one of the best biographies that I have ever read easily read and profoundly written It tells the story of Joseph Lister 19th century surgeon and a believer in power of antiseptic as opposed to ghastly primitive way of treating patients which if they were lucky left them relatively alive Nowadays being surrounded by antiseptic being used to clean aired spaces pain killers and many other things which at some point we started taking for granted we are prescribed for reading this book – an eye opening tribute to the great man who pursued doing what he believed in even when no one else shared that belief

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EPUB Ë MOBI The Butchering Art Joseph Lister's uest to Transform the Grisly World of Victorian Medicine ó 9780374117290 FREE å LINDSEY FITZHARRIS · ➶ [Read] ➲ The Butchering Art Joseph Lister's uest T kept mortality rates stubbornly high At a time when surgery couldn't have been hazardous an unlikely figure stepped forward a young melancholy uaker surgeon named Joseph Lister who would solve the deadly riddle and change the course of historyFitzharris 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 fro When is it a better time to read a gruesome history of medicine than right before Halloween??? Fitzharris spares no details documenting Joseph Lister and his campaign to teach the medical profession that germs really existed Before Lister doctors didn’t wash their hands or their medical instruments all that often Blergh It’s also an illuminating look at a profession one looked upon with skepticism a profession that often relied on graveyards to supply their knowledgeBacklist bump Cranioklepty Grave Robbing and the Search for Genius by Colin DickeyTune in to our weekly podcast dedicated to all things new books All The Books