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Lindsey Fitzharris is an author, medical historian, and television host. She is the creator of the popular blog, The Chirurgeon's Apprentice; and the writer and host of the TV series The Curious Life and Death Of... on the Smithsonian Channel.
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Destiny of the Republic
A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President
Candice Millard - Jan 01, 2012 (first published in 2011)
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A Booklist Notable Book of 2012The extraordinary New York Times bestselling account of James Garfield's rise from poverty to the American presidency, and the dramatic history of his assassination and legacy, from bestselling author of The River of Doubt, Candice Millard.   James Abram Garfield was one of the most extraordinary men ever elected pres...
Lindsey Fitzharris
Dec 02, 2020
I've been having a tough time recently, and this really made my day. I'm a huge fan of @candice_millard. If you haven't, check out her book DESTINY OF THE REPUBLIC. She's an incredible storyteller!     source
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Wounded
A New History of the Western Front in World War I
Emily Mayhew - Mar 01, 2016 (first published in 2014)
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The number of soldiers wounded in World War I is, in itself, devastating: over 21 million military wounded, and nearly 10 million killed. On the battlefield, the injuries were shocking, unlike anything those in the medical field had ever witnessed. The bullets hit fast and hard, went deep and took bits of dirty uniform and airborne soil particles i...
Lindsey Fitzharris
Jun 06, 2019
@sellis1808 @CeredigionArch @ExploreWellcome That's a great book! Anything by Emily Mayhew is excellent. This one focuses on WWII, but if you are interested in WWI, she has another book called WOUNDED (not about reconstructive surgery but about medical services during the Great War).     source
The Reconstruction of Warriors
Archibald McIndoe,the Royal Air Force and the Guinea Pig Club
E R Mayhew - Jan 01, 2006
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The history of the Guinea Pig Club, the band of airmen who were seriously burned in airplane fires, is a truly inspiring, spine-tingling tale. Before World War II, plastic surgery was in its infancy. The most rudimentary techniques were only known to a few surgeons worldwide. The Allies were tremendously fortunate in having the maverick surgeon Arc...
Lindsey Fitzharris
Jun 06, 2019
@sellis1808 @CeredigionArch @ExploreWellcome That's a great book! Anything by Emily Mayhew is excellent. This one focuses on WWII, but if you are interested in WWI, she has another book called WOUNDED (not about reconstructive surgery but about medical services during the Great War).     source
Smoke Gets in Your Eyes
And Other Lessons from the Crematory
Caitlin Doughty - Sep 28, 2015 (first published in 2014)
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Most people want to avoid thinking about death, but Caitlin Doughty—a twenty-something with a degree in medieval history and a flair for the macabre—took a job at a crematory, turning morbid curiosity into her life’s work. Thrown into a profession of gallows humor and vivid characters (both living and very dead), Caitlin learned to navigate the sec...
Lindsey Fitzharris
Aug 29, 2018
@Jmosley_history @tomstonemayer @TheGoodDeath I highly recommend Caitlin’s first book Smoke Gets In Your Eyes, too!     source