PPP065 - Surgery in the Victorian Era with Dr Lindsey Fitzharris, Author of "The Butchering Art"
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In this very special holiday episode, Dan and Kristin are joined by Dr Lindsey Fitzharris. Lindsey has a PhD in History from Oxford University and authored the wonderful book “The Butchering Art” which details the efforts of Joseph Lister to make surgery safer.
What surgery was like before anaesthetics and antiseptics
How these agents were introduced to Britain
Why you didn’t want surgery in a hospital in the 1800s
Two key surgeons in Victorian Britain: Liston and Lister
Joseph Lister’s relentless drive to introduce antiseptics to surgical practice
Lots of gory details about surgery 150 years ago!
We were so thrilled to have Lindsey join us! A really special episode and we hope you will love it.
One of Lister’s original articles, “On the Antiseptic Principle in the Practice of Surgery”
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