This is Gonna Hurt: The Brutal World of Victorian Surgery

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Dimnent Memorial Chapel, Hope College

277 College Ave, Holland, MI 49423

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Spend the evening with medical historian Dr. Lindsey Fitzharris as she sheds light on the brutal and bloody world of Victorian surgery.

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—a place definitely not for the squeamish. She discusses how surgeons, working before anesthesia, were lauded for their speed and brute strength. They rarely washed their hands or their instruments, and carried with them a cadaverous smell of rotting flesh, which those in the profession cheerfully referred to as “good old hospital stink.”

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Dimnent Memorial Chapel, Hope College

277 College Ave, Holland, MI 49423

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Holland, MI 49423

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