No ones hands are totally clean in a book called The Butchering Art. If you are going to read this story, then you need to have a pretty strong stomach. This book does not try to hide what is inside. The book is about a doctor that is very much obsessed with his work. The main character was given a microscope by his father and then he spent many years figuring out what he was looking for.
- The book is essentially a biography Joseph Lister a victorian era surgeon.
- Joseph Lister’s life work was to find a antiseptic treatment in victorian era medicine.
- Victorian era medicine was gory and ghoulish with unsanitary conditions.
“This is a book in which cancer is as immediate a character as any of the gentlemen fighting over corpses in the hopes of surgical immortality.”