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

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

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Listening Length 7 hours and 54 minutes
Author Lindsey Fitzharris
Narrator Ralph Lister
Audible.com Release Date October 31, 2017
Publisher Audible Studios
Program Type Audiobook
Version Unabridged
Language English
ASIN B075Y3BKNF
Best Sellers Rank #23,614 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals)
#6 in Surgery (Audible Books & Originals)
#14 in Medical History & Records (Books)
#27 in Medicine History & Commentary

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Reviewed in the United States on October 25, 2017
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Reviewed in the United States on October 26, 2017
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5.0 out of 5 stars Beautifully written, dark by nature. Must read for lovers of science and history alike.
Reviewed in the United States on October 26, 2017
I learned two essential things reading ‘The Butchering Art.’ Society is benefited by the good health of all the individuals within it, and that innovation has been fought by the general population throughout human history. This book casts a light on people in the medical field in the past in a way that makes you understand that each milestone was pivotal. All points of discovery through the scientific method were crucial for new heights of understanding. So thankful for trailblazers like Joseph Lister, who had the courage to question the things accepted as facts in his time. Dr. Fitzharris takes you on a journey of the past that traces the steps through history and outlines why we know what we know about the human body and the world that surrounds us. She marries science with history in a captivating way and undeniably doesn’t spare any of the brutal details. Beautifully written and dark by nature. Definitely a must read for lovers of science and for those who aren’t faint of heart.
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Anne
5.0 out of 5 stars A gripping read
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on October 21, 2017
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Pauline Butcher Bird
4.0 out of 5 stars Main title is misleading
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on January 8, 2018
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Angela Buckley
5.0 out of 5 stars A fabulously gruesome read
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 20, 2017
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3.0 out of 5 stars Biography or social history?
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on October 29, 2018
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5.0 out of 5 stars Not for the faint-hearted!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 27, 2019
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