|Occupation||Author, medical historian, television host|
|Alma mater||University of Oxford|
|Subject||History of medicine|
|Years active||2017 through the present|
Lindsey Fitzharris (born 1982) is an American author, medical historian, and television host. She is the creator of the blog The Chirurgeon's Apprentice, and the writer and host of the Smithsonian Channel TV series The Curious Life and Death of.... She is a resident of the United Kingdom.
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 book was also shortlisted for the Wellcome Book Prize and Wolfson History Prize in the United Kingdom that same year. To date, The Butchering Art has been translated into fourteen languages.
Fitzharris has written for publications such as The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, Scientific American, and New Scientist. In March 2019, Fitzharris appeared on The Joe Rogan Experience. Her interview was #1 on Chartable, with millions of downloads in the first week.
Her second book, The Facemaker: A Visionary Surgeon's Battle to Mend the Disfigured Soldiers of World War I, about plastic surgery pioneer Harold Gillies, was released in 2022. The audiobook for The Facemaker was narrated by the actor Daniel Gillies, the great, great nephew of Sir Harold Gillies.
- 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
- The Facemaker: A Visionary Surgeon's Battle to Mend the Disfigured Soldiers of World War I (2022) (Farrar, Straus and Giroux) ISBN 9780374282301
- "Fitzharris, Lindsey 1982- [WorldCat Identities]".
- "A surgical strike: Writer reveals how Victorian medical visionary has transformed her life". The Sunday Post.
- Josi, Christian (6 December 2017). "Invasion of the 'Deathxperts': Dr. Lindsey Fitzharris/The Chirurgeon's Apprentice Edition". The Huffington Post. 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.
- "2018 | Wellcome Book Prize". wellcomebookprize.org. Retrieved 2020-04-05.
- "The 2018 Wolfson History Prize Winner and Shortlist". The Wolfson History Prize. Retrieved 2020-04-05.
- Fitzharris, Lindsey (2020-03-19). "The Unsung Pioneer of Handwashing". Wall Street Journal. ISSN 0099-9660. Retrieved 2020-04-05.
- Fitzharris, Lindsey (2016-05-24). "The enduring fascination of relics, from Becket's elbow to Elvis's Graceland | Lindsey Fitzharris". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2020-04-05.
- Fitzharris, Lindsey. "How Ether Transformed Surgery from a Race against the Clock". Scientific American. Retrieved 2020-04-05.
- Fitzharris, Lindsey. "Bloodletting: Return of a radical remedy". New Scientist. Retrieved 2020-04-05.
- Joe Rogan Experience #1272 - Lindsey Fitzharris, retrieved 2020-04-05
- "MIPCOM: Smithsonian Channel to Explore 'The Curious Life and Death of...' Brittany Murphy, Pablo Escobar". The Hollywood Reporter. 14 October 2019. Retrieved 2020-04-05.
- Slobogin, Christine (June 10, 2022). "Your face tomorrow". The Times Literary Supplement. Retrieved July 13, 2022.
- "The Facemaker A Visionary Surgeon's Battle to Mend the Disfigured Soldiers of World War I". Macmillan Publishers. July 2022.