July 8th at 7PM: Get Macabre with Lindsey Fitzharris and the Butchering Art!

ITS TIME TO GET MACABRE, PECULIARS!

Book cover, Butching Art

Join host Dr. Brandy Schillace for a night of morbid history with Lindsey Fitzharris, author of The Butching Art! In true book-club style, you will meet the author and participate in the discussion–so come with questions! Join us, too, for the PopCult Quizzer with host Davey Berris, where science fact meets science fiction.

Livestream on July 8th, Thursday at 7 PM EDT. Donations requested for tickets to support books and authors that even a mad scientist would be proud of!

“The best that can be said about Victorian hospitals is that they were a slight improvement over their Georgian predecessors. That’s hardly a ringing endorsement when one considers that a hospital’s “Chief Bug-Catcher”—whose job it was to rid the mattresses of lice—was paid more than its surgeons.”

― Lindsey Fitzharris, The Butchering Art: Joseph Lister’s Quest to Transform the Grisly World of Victorian Medicine

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS FROM THE BOOK:

  • What did you find most shocking in this book of butchery?
  • Why do you think it took so long for surgery to change?
  • How might you feel about amputation if that were the only option? Could you do it?
  • Did the science of germs shock you? See any parallels to today’s methods of medicine (or of science denial)?
  • Would you say Lister is a hero? (you gotta love an introvert) Who were the villains?
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July 8th at 7PM: Get Macabre with Lindsey Fitzharris and the Butchering Art!