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The Butchering Art by Lindsey Fitzharris
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This held true to the little blurb on the cover, "Grisly World of Victorian Medicine". This book goes into great detail into what victorian medicine was, so if medical talk and such bother you, stay away from the book. If you would love to learn more about the progression of science and medicine, please read this.

Lindsay Fitzharris I think does a great job turning this non-fiction topic into a narrative. It read very nicely and flows. I never felt bogged down by fact and stats, even though I learned a ton. The way she broke the novel into chapters also made a lot of sense and were natural breaking points, not that I stopped I read this in one sitting.

I also appreciated that the end notes were organized by not just in order, but labeled by chapter as well. The only thing I wished was that were labeled by a number or letter and not just by the page number since there can be three or more from a single page and I had to flip back and forth from the chapter to the end note to make sure I was looking at the correct source.

Overall, I recommend this book if medicine, history, victorian era and science are something you are interested in, I actually already have this going to a friend of mine.
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Reading Progress

March 1, 2019 – Shelved
March 1, 2019 – Shelved as: to-read
July 10, 2019 – Started Reading
July 10, 2019 –
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July 10, 2019 – Shelved as: non-fiction
July 10, 2019 – Finished Reading

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