The Butchering Art: Joseph Lister's Quest to Transform the Grisly World of Victorian Medicine, to give it its full tittle is a look at the life and achievements of Joseph Lister.
At a time when surgery was a gamble thanks to poor hygiene standards Lister transformed the surgical approach from a squalid affair to one that actively promoted the cleanliness we are accustomed to today.
The book itself does a great job in giving Lister context allowing for quite a few anecdotes which help to give the listening experience a greater depth.
Narrated by: Sam Woolf
Length: 7 hrs and 29 mins
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd