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About the Author

Lindsey Fitzharris received her PhD in the history of science and medicine from Oxford University. Her work has been covered by The Guardian, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, NPR, and other media outlets. She is also the creator of the website The Chirurgeon's Apprentice, and the writer mostrar mais and presenter of Under the Knife. She lives in the English countryside with her husband, Adrian Teal, and their two cats. Visit her website at www.drlindseyfitzharris.com, follow her on Twitter at @DrLindseyFitz, and find her on Instagram at @drlindseyfitzharris. mostrar menos

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Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
1982
Sexo
female
Nacionalidade
UK
Educação
Oxford University (DPhil|History of Science)

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Not for the squeamish, this is the story of the early days of antiseptics. It's easy to forget how recently the germ theory of disease became widely accepted, and how adamantly it was fought in the beginning. Much of what was commonplace back then - doctors not washing their hands between operations, vivisecting live animals, packing patients together into dark, crowded, filthy rooms - is horrifying today. But this is an amazing discussion of Lister's struggles to solve the mysteries of inflammation and infection, and ultimately save countless lives. Again, I cannot stress enough that this book does not shy away from the grisly details of Victorian medicine, but for all its gore, it never forgets the humanity of those involved. Recommended.… (mais)
 
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melydia | outras 29 resenhas | Jun 13, 2024 |
Gr 6 Up—A thoroughly engaging—albeit sometimes gross—dive into the history of medicine and deadly diseases.
Packed with little-known facts about ailments that have haunted the human population for centuries, this wellresearched title will fascinate readers.
 
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BackstoryBooks | Apr 1, 2024 |
Fascinating and well researched.I did not know anything about plastic surgery and knew very little about World War I. This book brought the personal stories to life, from the soldiers, doctors and nurses to the artists and sculptors who helped reconstruct faces and lives.
There’s even a cameo by Marie curie. Well worth the read
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cspiwak | outras 5 resenhas | Mar 6, 2024 |
This was a great book. An overview of Lister's life focusing primarily on how he developed his antiseptic processes and how they were received. The author pulls out all the stops in emphasizing just how blood, pus and feces filled the era was. Lister emerges as a modest champion and lifesaver and I especially liked the glimpses of his relationship with Pasteur.
 
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cspiwak | outras 29 resenhas | Mar 6, 2024 |

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4
Membros
1,351
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#19,036
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4.1
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ISBNs
38
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