A review by vivianleemit
The Butchering Art: Joseph Lister's Quest to Transform the Grisly World of Victorian Medicine by Lindsey Fitzharris

challenging informative mysterious slow-paced


I, like many others in the reviews section, borrowed this e-book expecting a history of surgery, or at the very least a broad history of Victorian medicine. It is undoubtedly more of a Lister biography (although several contemporaries also feature prominently, like James Syme). If you can put aside the fact that this is a very focused delve into a singular person's life, and not a broad review of the medical landscape in that era, you'll find a well-researched and interesting read.