DiscoverRidiculous HistoryHow Robert 'The Fastest Knife in the West End' Liston Conducted a Surgery With a 300% Mortality Rate
How Robert 'The Fastest Knife in the West End' Liston Conducted a Surgery With a 300% Mortality Rate

How Robert 'The Fastest Knife in the West End' Liston Conducted a Surgery With a 300% Mortality Rate

Update: 2019-04-18
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It's no secret that hospitals can be intimidating, scary places -- but the medical operations of the modern day can't hold a candle to the grisly procedures of the 1800s. Back then, even some of the best surgeons still had about a one in ten chance of their patients dying during or shortly after a procedure. And Robert Liston was no exception. Listen in to learn how this otherwise top-notch surgeon managed to kill not only his patient, but also his assistant and some guy just standing nearby all in the course of one procedure gone horribly wrong.

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Keli Reardon

For anyone who finds this episode interesting look up Dr lindsay fits Harris she wrote a book called the butchering art about lister and Victorian medicin

Apr 30th
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How Robert 'The Fastest Knife in the West End' Liston Conducted a Surgery With a 300% Mortality Rate

How Robert 'The Fastest Knife in the West End' Liston Conducted a Surgery With a 300% Mortality Rate

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