Riddled with dirt, disease, gristle and gore, the operating theatre back then was far removed from what we associate with hospitals of today. Dr. Lindsey Fitzharris, a medical historian, takes us through daily life in a Victorian hospital.
Lindsey Fitzharris received her doctorate in the History of Science, Medicine and Technology at the University of Oxford and was a post-doctoral research fellow at the Wellcome Institute. She is the creator of the popular website The Chirurgeon's Apprentice, and she writes and presents the YouTube series Under the Knife. She has written for the Guardian, the Lancet, the New Scientist, Penthouse, the Huffington Post and Medium, and appeared on PBS, Channel 4 UK, BBC and National Geographic.