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The butchering art : Joseph Lister's quest to transform the grisly world of Victorian medicine / Lindsey Fitzharris.

Author/creator Fitzharris, Lindsey, 1982- author.
Format Book and Print
EditionFirst edition.
Publication Info New York : Scientific American/Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2017.
Copyright Notice ©2017
Description286 pages ; 24 cm
Subject(s)
Contents Prologue : The age of agony -- Through the lens -- Houses of death -- The sutured gut -- The altar of science -- The Napoleon of surgery -- The frog's legs -- Cleanliness and cold water -- They're all dead -- The storm -- The glass garden -- The queen's abscess -- Epilogue : The dark curtain, raised.
Abstract A dramatic account of how 19th-century Quaker surgeon Joseph Lister developed an antiseptic method that indelibly changed medicine, describes the practices and risks of early operating theaters as well as the belief systems of Lister's contemporaries.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references (pages 235-266) and index.
Genre/formBiographies.
Genre/formBiography.
Genre/formHistory.
Genre/formBiographies.
LCCN 2016059275
ISBN9780374117290 hardcover
ISBN0374117292 hardcover
ISBNelectronic book

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