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The Butchering Art

Joseph Lister's Quest to Transform the Grisly World of Victorian Medicine

The Butchering Art( 1 customer ratings | )
Author: Fitzharris, Lindsey
ISBN:978-0-241-26249-8
Publication Date:Nov 2017
Publisher:Penguin Books, Limited
Imprint:Allen Lane
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:AUD $39.99
Book Description:

InThe Butchering Art, historian Lindsey Fitzharris recreates a critical turning point in the history of medicine, when Joseph Lister transformed surgery from a brutal, harrowing practice to the safe, vaunted profession we know today. Victorian operating theatres were known as 'gateways of death', Fitzharris reminds us, since half of those who underwent surgery didn't survive the experience. This was an era when a broken leg could lead to amputation, and surgeons...
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Book Details
Pages:256
Detailed Subjects: Biography & Autobiography / Medical (Incl. Patients)
Medical / Surgery / General
Biography & Autobiography / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):16.6 x 24 x 2.8 cm
Book Weight:0.526 Kilograms



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