24. THE BUTCHERING ART: A TURNING POINT IN THE HISTORY OF MEDICINE

IPGL Tent, Tue 26th June 17:00 - 18:00 (60 mins)

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Surgeons are the miracle-workers of the 21st century – but it was not always so. Medical historian Lindsey Fitzharris will recreate the grisly hell of nineteenth-century surgery to tell the story of the pioneering surgeon Joseph Lister, who transformed his brutal, harrowing practice into the safe, vaunted profession we know today, thereby saving hundreds of millions of lives in the generations to come.

Lindsey Fitzharris has just been shortlisted for the Wolfson History Prize 2018.