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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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The Wrath to Come
Gone with the Wind and the Myth of the Lost Cause
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Gone With the Wind, the myth of the Lost Cause and what they can tell us about American history and culture today - from Walter Scott and Ladies Fair, to fiery crosses, lynching and the Capitol insurrection.Margaret Mitchell's epic novel, Gone With the Wind, became an overnight bestseller when it was published in 1936; the film rights were snapped ...
Lindsey Fitzharris
Happy #PubDay (Part II) to @sarahchurchwell, whose book THE WRATH TO COME is one of the most important histories I've read in recent times:      source
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Suzannah Lipscomb
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Mr. Humble and Dr. Butcher
A Monkey's Head, the Pope's Neuroscientist, and the Quest to Transplant the Soul
Brandy Schillace - 2021-03-02
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The “delightfully macabre” (The New York Times) true tale of a brilliant and eccentric surgeon…and his quest to transplant the human soul.In the early days of the Cold War, a spirit of desperate scientific rivalry birthed a different kind of space race: not the race to outer space that we all know, but a race to master the inner space of the human ...
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If you love medical history (& I know you do because you follow me), then you'll love @bschillace. Her last book MR HUMBLE & DR BUTCHER is one of my favorites. It's the true story of a surgeon's quest to perform a "head transplant." Check it (& her) out:      source
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Adam Rutherford
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The Facemaker
A Visionary Surgeon's Battle to Mend the Disfigured Soldiers of World War I
Lindsey Fitzharris - 2022-06-07
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Lindsey Fitzharris, the award-winning author of The Butchering Art, presents the compelling, true story of a visionary surgeon who rebuilt the faces of the First World War’s injured heroes, and in the process ushered in the modern era of plastic surgery.From the moment the first machine gun rang out over the Western Front, one thing was clear: huma...
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Thanks for featuring #TheFacemaker, @BookBrunch! "[A]lthough the book is packed with fascinating information, it read as easily as a is really inspiring and beautifully written."      source
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André Picard
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The Gilded Edge
Two Audacious Women and the Cyanide Love Triangle That Shook America
Catherine Prendergast - 2021-10-05
Astonishingly well written, painstakingly researched, and set in the evocative locations of earthquake-ravaged San Francisco and the Monterey Peninsula, the true story of two women--a wife and a poet--who learn the high price of sexual and artistic freedom in a vivid depiction of the debauchery of the late Gilded AgeNora May French and Carrie Sterl...
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@cjp_still Well deserved! A brilliant book!      source
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Pet Sematary
Stephen King - 2018-12-04 (first published in 1983)
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When Dr. Louis Creed takes a new job and moves his family to the idyllic rural town of Ludlow, Maine, this new beginning seems too good to be true. Despite Ludlow’s tranquility, an undercurrent of danger exists here. Those trucks on the road outside the Creed’s beautiful old home travel by just a little too quickly, for one thing…as is evidenced by...
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I'm watching an old interview with Stephen King. The first horror book I ever read was Pet Sematary and it had a lasting impact on me. Say what you want about King, but he tells a damn good story. What's your favorite? My husband @TealCartoons drew this caricature of him for me.      source
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The Knife Man
Blood, Body Snatching, and the Birth of Modern Surgery
Wendy Moore - 2006-09-12 (first published in 2005)
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In an era when bloodletting was considered a cure for everything from colds to smallpox, surgeon John Hunter was a medical innovator, an eccentric, and the person to whom anyone who has ever had surgery probably owes his or her life. In this sensational and macabre story, we meet the surgeon who counted not only luminaries Benjamin Franklin, Lord B...
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@TNellster @MonicaAnnWalker @OldOpTheatre Great questions! Will you be attending the event? I hope so! Awesome that you are a descendant of John Hunter. Have you read @wendymoore99's excellent book, THE KNIFE MAN?      source
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Faces from the Front
Harold Gillies, The Queen’s Hospital, Sidcup and the origins of modern plastic surgery
Andrew Bamji - 2017-10-19
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Faces from the Front examines the British response to the huge number of soldiers who incurred facial injuries during the First World War. These injuries were produced within a short time span, but (for the first time in a major conflict) did not necessarily lead to death due to developments in anesthesia and improvements in the treatment of infect...
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@PippyG82 He wrote an excellent book called Faces from the Front. It's rather academic though - and mine will be narrative nonfiction (reads more like a novel). So hopefully you'll feel it is a different slant on a familiar subject.      source
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By E R Mayhew The Reconstruction of Warriors
Archibald McIndoe,the Royal Air Force and the Guinea Pig Club (First) [Hardcover]
Will be shipped from US. Used books may not include companion materials, may have some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, may not include CDs or access codes. 100% money back guarantee....
Lindsey Fitzharris
@lives_of_riley That's a wonderful book, but focuses on WWII. Mine will focus on WWI so hopefully be a different slant on a familiar topic for you!      source
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The Mütter Museum
A Junior Guide’s Tour of America’s Coolest Medical Museum
Anna Dhody - 2020-07-28
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Join A.J., the M�tter Museum's junior guide, on a tour of the world's best-known medical museum. A.J. will take you on a fun and educational adventure through the M�tter's amazing collection of unique medical specimens and objects. Accompanied by playful illustrations, this look at medical marvels and mysteries will enthrall and inform science love...
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THE MUTTER MUSEUM The @MutterMuseum is one of the strangest medical museums in the world, featuring oddities like a "giant megacolon." And now @muttercurator has written a children's book about this weird & wonderful collection. A fun read for all ages!      source
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Medical Downfall of the Tudors
Sex, Reproduction & Succession
Sylvia Barbara Soberton - 2020-10-14
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The Tudor dynasty died out because there was no heir of Elizabeth I’s body to succeed her. Henry VIII, despite his six marriages, had produced no legitimate son who would live into old age. Three of the reigning Tudors (Edward VI, Mary I and Elizabeth I) died without heirs apparent, the most tragic case being that of Mary Tudor, who went through tw...
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MEDICAL DOWNFALL OF THE TUDORS The Tudor dynasty died out because there was no heir of Elizabeth I’s body to succeed her. Henry VIII, despite his six marriages, had produced no legitimate son who would live into old age. @SylviaBSo looks at the medical downfall of the Tudors.      source
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Half Lives
Lucy Jane Santos - 2021-07-06
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Apollo's Arrow by Nicholas A. Christakis
Dark Archives by Megan Rosenbloom
Hearing Happiness by Jaipreet Virdi
The Unidentified by Colin Dickey
No Man's Land by Wendy Moore
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The Splendid and the Vile by Erik Larson
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Wounded by Emily Mayhew
Smoke Gets in Your Eyes by Caitlin Doughty
Destiny of the Republic by Candice Millard
The Reconstruction of Warriors by E R Mayhew