The Butchering Art Joseph Lister's uest to Transform the Grisly World of Victorian Medicine Summary ✓ 2

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In The Butchering Art Joseph ePUB #185 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 sueamish 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 dangerous than their patients' afflictions and they were baffled by the persistent infections that kept mortality. Dr Joseph Lister became a surgeon in a time in which Germ Theory was considered Fake News 19th Century surgery was crude bloody painful and almost always fatal 19th Century surgery was barbaric Hospitals were commonly known as death houses and something to be avoided if you had any money Surgeons didn't wash their hands tools clothing or hospital beds It was uite common for a surgeon to conduct an autopsy and without washing anything use those same tools to operate on living patient 90% of patients who survived the surgery died of infection afterwards Dr Lister set out to fix this and in doing so made a lot of enemies amongst his fellow surgeons but importantly changed the course of human history It is mind boggling to think of how many people Dr Lister saved He transformed not only the way doctors treated patients but how we as regular people live our lives Just count how many times you wash your hands or use hand sanitizer Do you cover your nosemouth when sneezecough Before Dr Lister very few people did these things and if they did they would have been dismissed as being uacks Lindsay Fitzharris paints a shocking and visceral depiction of the world that Dr Lister inhabited The Butchering Art is a fast paced and brilliant account of 19th Century medicineHighly Recommended

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The Butchering Art Joseph Lister's uest to Transform the Grisly World of Victorian MedicineRates stubbornly high At a time when surgery The Butchering PDFEPUBcouldn't have been hazardous an unlikely figure stepped forward a young melancholy uaker surgeon named Joseph Lister who would solve the deadly riddle and change the course of historyFitzharris dramatically recounts Lister's discoveries in gripping detail culminating in his audacious claim that germs Butchering Art Joseph Lister's uest MOBI #233 were the source of all infection and could be countered by antiseptics Focusing on the tumultuo. 35 Surgery was a gory business with a notably high fatality rate well into the nineteenth century Surgeons had the fastest hands in the West but their victims were still guaranteed at least a few minutes of utter agony as they had a limb amputated or a tumor removed and the danger wasn’t over after they were sewn up either most patients soon died from hospital infections The development of anesthetics and antiseptic techniues helped to change all thatFitzharris opens with the vivid and rather gruesome scene of a mid thigh amputation performed by Robert Liston at University College Hospital in London in 1846 This surgery was different though it only took 28 seconds but the patient felt nothing thanks to the ether he had been administered He woke up a few minutes later asking when the procedure would begin In the audience that day was Joseph Lister who would become one of Britain’s most admired surgeons Lister came from a uaker family and after being educated at University College London started his career in Edinburgh Different to many medical professionals of the time he was fascinated by microscopy and determined to find out what caused deadly infections Carbolic acid and catgut ligatures were two of Lister’s main innovations that helped to fight infection In fact whether we realize it or not his legacy is forever associated with antiseptics Listerine mouthwash invented in 1879 is named after him and the Johnson brothers of Johnson Johnson fame started their business mass producing sterile surgical dressings after attending one of Lister’s lecturesMy interest tailed off a bit after the first third as the book starts going into depth about Lister’s work and personal life he married his boss’s daughter and moved from Edinburgh to Glasgow and then back to London However the best is yet to come the accounts of the surgeries he performed on his sister a mastectomy that bought her three years of life and ueen Victoria removing an orange sized abscess from under her arm are terrific The chapter on treating the ueen in secret at Balmoral Castle in 1871 was my overall favorite I was that kid who loved going to Civil War battlefields and medical museums and looking at all the different surgical saws and bullet fragments in museum cases so I reveled in the gory details here but was not as interested in the biographical material Do be sure you have a strong stomach before you try reading the prologue over a meal This is a comparable read to The Remedy about the search for a cure to tuberculosisOriginally published on my blog Bookish Beck

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The Butchering Art Joseph Lister's uest to Transform the Grisly World of Victorian Medicine Summary ✓ 2 Ó [PDF / Epub] ☃ The Butchering Art Joseph Lister's uest to Transform the Grisly World of Victorian Medicine Author Lindsey Fitzharris – Johns-cycling-diary.coUs period from to she introduces us to Lister and his contemporaries some of them brilliant some outright criminal and takes us through Butchering Art Joseph eBook #9734 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 cadaversEerie and illuminating The Butchering Art celebrates the triumph of a visionary surgeon whose uest to unite science and medicine delivered us into the modern world. Audio # 50So while you're reading you'll become fascinated and want to share with others who will find you ghoulish People around you may protest the audio versionSometimes you may find it hard to finish your lunch while you're reading