“The Butchering Art: Joseph Lister’s Quest to Transform the Grisly World of Victorian Medicine” is a good book that describes general surgery. Lindsey Fitzharris is the author of this surgery book. Lindsey has done a Ph.D. in the history of science and medicine from the University of Oxford. She is the creator of the popular website The Chirurgeon’s Apprentice and presenter of the YouTube series Under the Knife.
The Butchering Art is an excellent book from beginning to end, it engages the readers. Lindsey reveals about the surgery and shows how it was transformed by advances made in germ theory and antiseptics. The Butchering Art Society is benefited by the good health of all the individuals within it, and that innovation has been fought by the general population throughout human history.
Dissolving Illusions is the viral disease, communicable disease, and history of medicine book which tells the history of deadly infections and how medicine controls these infections. Suzanne Humphries and Roman Bystrianyk are the authors of this magnificent book. Research says that the people die of malaria are more than who died in the wars. There is a number of other diseases that kill millions of people in the past but today we got the medicine to deal with these infections. Thousands of women in the past died during pregnancy but today the death rate of mothers is very low.
The medical field is growing and it helps also affect the lives of the ordinary people who don’t have enough resources for treatment. Humans are born with the ability to improve their lifestyle and today we got the latest equipment’s to deal with the disease. Doctors can cure cancer but it is expensive for middle-class people. Most of the medicines provide relief which lasts a few days but after that people start suffering from the same health issues. The health issues like headache, depression, anxiety and other mental diseases are treated with drugs which do not last so long.
The “Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers” is an exploration book that describes dead bodies. Mary Roach is the author of this book. She writes many other books such as “Science Tackles the Afterlife, packing for marks and many more. Her writing has appeared in Outside, Wired, National Geographic and The New York Times Magazine. In Stiff, Mary Roach contains different stories about blood and death.
Have you ever questioned what happens to the body when it dies? Or how cadavers donated to science are used? Have you ever wondered if embalming keeps your body from ever decaying? These all are few questions covered in this book.Because Mary uses real examples of scientists and researchers performing horrific operations on human remains in order to learn the anatomy of our complex species.