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Book talk: The Butchering Art by Lindsay Fitzharris

In The Butchering Art, historian Lindsey Fitzharris reveals the shocking world of 19th-century surgery and shows how advances made in germ theory and antiseptics between 1860 and 1875 transformed the field.

A free book event and reading will be held Thursday, Oct. 26, from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Dittrick Museum of Medical History in the Allen Memorial Medical Library.

Books will be sold at the event.

Register online.