Dr. Lindsey Fitzharris is an author and medical historian. She is the creator of the popular blog, The Chirurgeon's Apprentice and the host of the YouTube video series Under the Knife.
Fitzharris received a Ph.D. in the History of Science, Medicine & Technology from the University of Oxford in 2009. Her blog The Chirurgeon's Apprentice examines surgical history and pre-modern medical history. It has attracted 2 million readers.
In 2017, she published The Butchering Art: Joseph Lister's Quest to Transform the Grisly World of Victorian Medicine, a biography of surgical pioneer Joseph Lister. The book won the PEN/E. O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award, and was named an American Library Association Notable Nonfiction book for 2018.
- The Butchering Art: Joseph Lister's Quest to Transform the Grisly World of Victorian Medicine (2017) (Farrar, Straus and Giroux) ISBN 978-0374117290, OCLC 978250363
- Josi, Christian (6 December 2017). "Invasion of the 'Deathxperts': Dr. Lindsey Fitzharris/The Chirurgeon's Apprentice Edition". The Huffington Post. Retrieved 1 March 2018.
- Cain, Sian (15 October 2017). "Have you seen the maggots yet? Lindsey Fitzharris on the gruesome history of surgery". The Guardian UK. Retrieved 1 March 2018.
- Barry, Rebecca Rego (2018). "From Barbers and Butchers to Modern Surgeons". Distillations. Science History Institute. 4 (1): 40–43. Retrieved July 11, 2018.
- "PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award". 23 February 2018. Retrieved 1 March 2018.
- "Notable Books List - RUSA Update". 16 May 2018. Retrieved 16 May 2018.