Author Reveals Surgeons Filthy Past in The Workplace

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Writer Lindsey Fitzharris’s writes a book about surgery and its once filthy enterprise. “Operating theaters were as dirty as London was, their surgeons as grimy as chimney sweeps. Doctors seldom washed their hands. They used the same instruments in successive procedures without cleaning them. It was not uncommon.” Fitzharris’s gives the history on Victorian medicine and the evolution of surgeons practice in medicine.

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