The Butchering Art by Lindsey Fitzharris review – grisly medicine

Published: 12/10/2017
The Butchering Art by Lindsey Fitzharris review – grisly medicine
Source: WWW.THEGUARDIAN.COM

Joseph Lister, the pioneer of antiseptic surgery, is the hero of this story of Victorian doctors with grubby hands and infected knives Long after William Hogarth depicted a gaggle of bewigged and urine-tasting physicians under the title The Company of Undertakers in 1736, doctors were a popular target of humour and ridicule. This was hardly surprising, as the reality of their practice was even mor

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