Maryteresa Morris osb's Reviews > Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President

Destiny of the Republic by Candice Millard
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Jul 19, 2012

it was amazing
Read from July 19 to 23, 2012

As a nurse, I find it fascinating. Since the MDs of the day thought Lister and his aseptic technique was tantamount to heresy, they might as well have poured a flask of bacteria straight into his wound. They essentially did, probing the wound on the floor of the railroad station with their fingers,a and later, with probes inserted as far as they would go. Amazing he lived as long as he did.
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Kk Sounds like one I would like

Mary Berry The arrogance of Dr. Bliss, how his concern for his own reputation so seriously undermined his pursuit of possible treatments for his patient, just staggers the imagination.

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