“TITANIC SUNK: NO LIVES LOST” – The Original Fake News & The Morgue Ship Tasked with Recovering Bodies

The day after the Titanic sank, newspapers around the world reported that all the passengers aboard had been saved. The World declared, “Titanic Sinking; No Lives Lost.” The Evening Sun proclaimed, “All Saved from Titanic After Collison.” The Vancouver Daily Province reported, “The Titanic Sinking, But Probably No Lives Lost.” Only The New York Times hit close to the truth with a lengthy headline which […]

The Lost Art of Sin-Eating

In 19th-century Britain, it was customary during a funeral to provide biscuits for mourners. They were often wrapped and sealed in black wax. Below, you see an example of a funeral biscuit wrapper from 1828 which is now on display at the Pitt Rivers Museum in Oxford. This strange tradition likely derived from an earlier practice of […]

Ten Medical Procedures From The Past

For anyone who has ever uttered the words “the good old days,” this blog post is for you. Here are 10 MEDICAL PROCEDURES FROM THE PAST that will make you happy to be alive in 2019. 10. TOOTH EXTRACTION WITH DENTAL KEY, 18th century. The claw of the key was placed over the top of […]

New Events – Tickets are now on Sale!

Hello, my long-lost subscribers! My deepest apologies for my radio silence these past few months: I’ve been hard at work on the second book about the history of plastic surgery; as well as other various projects. But I hope to publish a new blog post very soon. In the meantime, I’d like to draw your […]

My New Book Deal

dr lindsey fitzharris new book plastic surgery

I’m so excited to announce that the subject of MY NEXT BOOK will be on the birth of plastic surgery told through the incredible story of Harold Gillies, the pioneering and eccentric surgeon who first united art and medicine to address the horrific injures that resulted from World War I. From the moment that the “Dhak! Dhak! […]

The Butchering Art – Book Trailer!

The Butchering Art Book - Dr. Lindsey Fitzharris

With just one week left until the launch of my debut book, it’s my great pleasure to unveil the trailer for The Butchering Art. A great deal of love, thought and care has gone into the many weeks of its production. As someone who relishes the visual elements of the past, I wanted to see how […]

Carved Skull – GIVEAWAY

GIVEAWAY ALERT! Win this amazing skull carved by Zane Wylie in honor of the publication of my first book, The Butchering Art. To enter: 1) Pre-order The Butchering Art 2) Share this post on social media3) Leave your name in the comment section The Butchering Art follows the surgeon Joseph Lister on his quest to transform the brutal and bloody world of Victorian […]

The Butchering Art – US Book Tour!

I’m thrilled to announce events for my upcoming book tour in the US, beginning with the book launch at the MUTTER MUSEUM on October 17th. Below is more info about each venue, as well as links to where you can register for events. I’ll be updating info on this page from time to time, so please check […]