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Lindsey Fitzharris @ 5x15 - The Butchering Art - Wellcome Book Prize 2018

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Published on May 3, 2018

Lindsey Fitzharris talks about her book 'The Butchering Art: Joseph Lister’s quest to transform the grisly world of Victorian medicine' in which she recreates 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.

Lindsey Fitzharris received her doctorate in the History of Science, Medicine and Technology at the University of Oxford and was a postdoctoral research fellow at the Wellcome Institute.

She is the creator of the popular website The Chirurgeon’s Apprentice, and she writes and presents the YouTube series Under the Knife (https://www.youtube.com/user/UnderThe...). She has written for the 'Guardian', the 'Lancet', 'New Scientist', 'Penthouse' and the 'Huffington Post', and has appeared on PBS, Channel 4, BBC and National Geographic.

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The Wellcome Book Prize is an annual award, open to new works of fiction or non-fiction. To be eligible for entry, a book should have a central theme that engages with some aspect of medicine, health or illness. This can cover many genres of writing – including crime, romance, popular science, sci fi and history.
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Recorded at Cecil Sharp House in London in April 2018.

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