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    • The Butchering Art

    • Joseph Lister's Quest to Transform the Grisly World of Victorian Medicine
    • By: Lindsey Fitzharris
    • Narrated by: Sam Woolf
    • Length: 7 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In The Butchering Art, historian Lindsey Fitzharris re-creates a critical turning point in the history of medicine, when Joseph Lister transformed surgery from a brutal, harrowing practice to the safe, vaunted profession we know today.

    Victorian operating theatres were known as 'gateways of death', Fitzharris reminds us, since half of those who underwent surgery didn't survive the experience. This was an era when a broken leg could lead to amputation, and surgeons were still known to ransack cemeteries to find cadavers.

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    • By Miss Amy V on 14-11-2017

    Non-member price: $31.21

    • Der Horror der frühen Medizin

    • Joseph Listers Kampf gegen Kurpfuscher, Quacksalber & Knochenklempner
    • By: Lindsey Fitzharris
    • Narrated by: Friedhelm Ptok
    • Length: 8 hrs and 36 mins
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    Grausig sind die Anfänge der Medizin: Leichenraub, blutige Operationen wie Kirmesspektakel, Arsen, Quecksilber, Heroin als verschriebene Heilmittel. Mitte des 19. Jahrhunderts ist das Unwissen der Ärzte sagenhaft, wie sie praktizieren, ein einziger Albtraum. Bis ein junger Student aus London mit seinen Entdeckungen alles verändert... Lindsey Fitzharris erzählt vom Leben dieses Mannes und vom Horror, den ein einfacher Arztbesuch damals bedeutete - schaurig, unterhaltsam, erhellend.

    Non-member price: $30.21