The Butchering Art: Joseph Lister's Quest to Transform the Grisly World of Victorian Medicine

By: Fitzharris, Lindsey

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Signed by author on half title page without inscription. First Edition with full number line. In protective acid-free archival quality acetate cover.The gripping story of how Joseph Lister's antiseptic method changed medicine forever.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.

Title: The Butchering Art: Joseph Lister's Quest to Transform the Grisly World of Victorian Medicine

Author Name: Fitzharris, Lindsey

Categories: History, Signed, Limited Editions, First Editions,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Scientific American / Farrar, Straus and Giroux: 2017-10-17

ISBN: 0374117292

ISBN 13: 9780374117290

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Collectible: Like New

Jacket Condition: Like New

Type: Hardcover

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 3-1-1801

Keywords: Victorian medicine surgery history medical book,