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

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

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The butchering art : Joseph Lister's quest to transform the grisly world of Victorian medicine
Title
The butchering art
Title remainder
Joseph Lister's quest to transform the grisly world of Victorian medicine
Statement of responsibility
Lindsey Fitzharris
Title variation
butchering art
Title variation remainder
Joseph Listers quest to transform the grisly world of Victorian medicine
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • 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
  • "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." -- Publisher's description
Summary
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
Writing style
Award
ALA Notable Book, 2018.
Biography type
individual biography
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10600290
Cataloging source
DLC
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1982-
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Fitzharris, Lindsey
Dewey number
  • 617.092
  • B
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Lister, Joseph
  • Lister, Joseph
  • Surgeons
  • Surgery
  • Surgeons
  • Surgery
  • Great Britain
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Medical
  • HISTORY / Modern / 19th Century
  • MEDICAL / History
Target audience
adult
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Joseph Lister's quest to transform the grisly world of Victorian medicine
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The butchering art : Joseph Lister's quest to transform the grisly world of Victorian medicine, Lindsey Fitzharris
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-266) and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
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rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn978250363
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
286 pages
Isbn
9780374117290
Lccn
2016059275
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)978250363
Label
The butchering art : Joseph Lister's quest to transform the grisly world of Victorian medicine, Lindsey Fitzharris
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-266) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn978250363
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
286 pages
Isbn
9780374117290
Lccn
2016059275
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)978250363

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