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Book Club Discussion: "The Butchering Art" by Lindsey Fitzharris

Ms. Lindsey Fitzharris writes a compelling nonfiction account of Joseph Lister’s heroic efforts to modernize the 19th century surgical room with his intrepid claims regarding both germs and sterilization. Through his Herculean efforts, doctors began using carbolic acid to clean wounds and surgical instruments thus saving countless lives. We look forward to discussing Ms. Fitzharris’ book praised by Scientific American as: “the triumph of a visionary surgeon whose quest to unite science and medicine delivered us into the modern world.”