Lindsey Fitzharris Biography | Lindsey Fitzharris Education
Lindsey Fitzharris is an author and medical historian. She is the creator of a blog, The Chirurgeon’s Apprentice, and the host of the YouTube video series Under the Knife.
She is an American currently living in the UK. She holds a Ph.D. in the History of Science, Medicine & Technology, received from the University of Oxford in 2009. Her diary The Chirurgeon’s Apprentice examines the surgical history and pre-modern case history. It has attracted 2 million readers.
In 2017, she published The Butchering Art: Joseph Lister’s Quest to Transform the Grisly World of Victorian Medicine, a biography of surgical pioneer Joseph Lister. The book won the PEN/E. O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award, and was named an American Library Association Notable Nonfiction book for 2018.
Lindsey Fitzharris Age
Fitzharris is an author and medical historian. The American citizen was Born on 11th May 1982. She is 37 years old as of 2019.
Lindsey Fitzharris Married
She has not provided any information concerning her marriage, we are looking forward to getting the information for you and we shall update it soon. On Twitter, he said”My (now ex) husband abruptly ended our marriage & reported me as illegally in the UK so I would be deported. I had no job, no money. He & his lawyers called me a “failed writer.” I wrote a proposal for #TheButcheringArt & months later sold it in a six-figure book deal.”
Lindsey Fitzharris Height
She stands at a height of 6 feet 2 inches tall. Other Lindsey’s body measurement includes:
Eye Color – Brown
Hair Color – Brown
Dress Size – 4 (US)
Shoe Size – 8 (US)
Lindsey Fitzharris Net Worth
Lindsey Fitzharris is an author and medical historian. She is the creator of a blog, The Chirurgeon’s Apprentice, and the host of the YouTube video series Under the Knife. She is an American currently living in the UK. She has an estimated Net Worth of $ 1 million dollars as of 2019.
Lindsey Fitzharris Book
The Butchering Art
In the book, the author reveals the shocking world of nineteenth-century surgery and shows how it was transformed by advances made in germ theory and antiseptics between 1860 and 1875. She conjures up early operating theaters no place for the squeamish and surgeons, who, working before anesthesia, were lauded for their speed and brute strength.
These pioneers knew that the aftermath of surgery was often more dangerous than patients’ afflictions, and they were baffled by the persistent infections that kept mortality rates stubbornly high. At a time when surgery couldn’t have been more hazardous, an unlikely figure stepped forward: a young, melancholy Quaker surgeon named Joseph Lister, who would solve the riddle and change the course of history.
She dramatically reconstructs Lister’s career path to his audacious claim that germs were the source of all infection and could be countered by a sterilizing agent applied to wounds. She introduces us to Lister’s contemporaries—some of them brilliant, some outright criminal—and leads us through the grimy schools and squalid hospitals where they learned their art, the dead houses where they studied, and the cemeteries they ransacked for cadavers.
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Joseph Lister’s Quest to Transform the Grisly World of Victorian Medicine
The Butchering Art: Joseph Lister’s Quest to Transform the Grisly World of Victorian Medicine
I am so excited to announce that the subject of MY NEXT BOOK will be on the birth of plastic surgery told through the incredible story of Harold Gillies, the pioneering and eccentric surgeon who first united art and medicine to address the horrific injuries that resulted from World War I.
From the moment that the Dhak! Dhak! Dhak! Dhak! of the first machine gun rang out over the Western Front, one thing was clear: mankind military technology at the start of WWI wildly outpaced its medical capabilities. Bullets whizzed through the air at incredible speeds, discharging as much as 7,200 horsepower of energy in a single shot. Shells and mortar bombs exploded with a force that flung men around the battlefield like rag dolls. And a deadly new threat in the form of hot chunks of shrapnel, coated in the filth and bacteria of the battlefield, wrought terrible injuries on its victims. Had it not been for the heroic efforts of one man, these soldiers would have also been condemned to a lifetime of isolation.
My book will follow the story of Harold Gillies “pictured right, copyright: Dr. Andrew Bamji” who was presented with the seemingly impossible task of reconstructing entire faces with no textbooks to guide him, and no mentors to consult for advice. Working closely with a team of artists, Gillies did not just strive to restore function to his patients, many of whom could not breathe, swallow, or eat efficiently because of the damage to their faces. He was determined to give them back their identities as well. Here, you see an incredible example of reconstructive work from this era.
I can not wait to share this inspiring story with the world.
As with all good news, there is a bittersweet side to this announcement. I am thrilled to be working with my wonderful publisher FSG again, but sadly my editor Amanda Moon will be leaving next month to begin her own consulting business. She will be sorely missed, though I am looking forward to working with the brilliant Colin Dickerman on this second project. By Lindsey Fitzharris on 21st February 2018
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The Bloody Pit, Massachusetts
I would love for the boys to look into the Hoosac Tunnel and the mystery/supernatural that surrounds it.
To an outsider, it just seems like an ordinary train tunnel. Spanning 7.64km, the Hoosac Tunnel is a still-active railroad tunnel located in western Massachusetts and construction began in 1851 and ended in 1875. However, like most large projects of that era, it’s construction was riddled with accidental deaths. 196 men ended up losing their lives in the process leading many of their fellow workmen to give it the nickname the ‘Bloody Pit’. As you can imagine many of the deaths were attributed to explosions as they were trying to clear a path through the mountain.
Some of the workers had other explanations as to why so many lives were lost. Many onsite workers believed the site of the future tunnel was cursed, reports of unexplained lights and mournful moans ran rampant among the men. But who, or what could be making these sounds?
My Father’s Two Encounters With Ghosts
First off, my father is totally fine with this being shared here and anywhere, so feel free to use it in a listener’s stories episode if you’d like.
So my father is a pretty straightforward guy who doesn’t believe in most things supernatural, minus Jesus and the farthest he goes with conspiracy theories is when he drinks too much and says the government could probably cure cancer but they don’t want to because they’re making too much money off of the medicine (what a complex man). But he strangely believes that ghosts might exist because of two encounters he had earlier in his life.
The first encountered happened on the night that my grandfather died in 1981. My father was 17 when my grandfather had a massive heart attack and died instantly one morning after he came home from working the graveyard shift. After spending the day at the hospital and dealing with all of the immediate aftermaths, they came home and tried to settle down. Both of my great grandmothers were there along with my grandmother.
Lindsey Fitzharris Podcast
Episode 11: Modern lessons from medicine’s grisly past with Dr. Lindsey Fitzharris
Consistent with the theme of Season 2, in which we look outside of traditional walls for medicine for ideas to fix healthcare, our guest this month comes to the Fixing Healthcare podcast from an unusual background. Dr. Lindsey Fitzharris is one of the world’s leading scholars on medical history, having earned her doctorate from the University of Oxford.
She wrote the bestselling book, “The Butchering Art: Joseph Lister’s Quest to Transform the Grizzly World of Victorian Medicine,” created the popular blog, The Chirurgeon’s Apprentice, and hosts the YouTube series, Under the Knife, which takes a humorous look back at our medical past.
Listen as healthcare leader Robert Pearl, MD, and his co-host Jeremy Corr, tap into Lindsey’s vast historical knowledge and extract relevant insights about healthcare today.
In this episode, you’ll learn why:
Doctors used to smell (and even taste) their patient’s urine, and why that’s not as crazy as it sounds.
Patients of the past preferred their doctor’s apron to be covered in dried blood and guts.
It takes, on average, 17 years
for medical innovation to become standard clinical practice.
Surgery became more (not less) dangerous immediately after the advent of anesthesia.
Historians of the future will shake their heads at American medical practice today.
The anti-vaccination movement actually dates back as far as the 18th century.
Lindsey Fitzharris is hesitant to use the word “quack,” considering its origins.
At the end of Episode 11, Robert and Jeremy once again turned to listeners for suggestions on fixing healthcare.
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Have you seen the maggots yet?’ Lindsey Fitzharris on the gruesome history of surgery
In between “vomiting and crying”, she spent eight months writing. A move to West Hampstead placed her coincidentally close to Lister’s grave, marked with a plain headstone, which she would visit to think and write.
After a 500-page petition to the Home Office, she had indefinite leave to remain and within 24 hours of The Butchering Art being on the market, she had two six-figure offers from publishers in the US, and a day later, one in the UK. “I was so broke, I just started crying. My agent was like ‘No, act like this is totally normal, you have to negotiate.’”
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