Dr Lindsey Fitzharris

Medical Historian, Writer, DeathXpert

Lindsey Fitzharris holds a PhD in the History of Science, Medicine and Technology from Oxford University. In 2009, she was awarded a Wellcome Trust Postdoctoral Fellowship to work at Queen Mary, University of London - where she is still based today.

Lindsey is the author & creator of The Chirurgeon’s Apprentice, a website dedicated the horrors of pre-anaesthetic surgery. On it, she writes about everything from Victorian anti-masturbation devices, to coffin collars and books bound in human skin. The website has been mentioned by Discover Magazine and Scientific American, and was awarded a Cliopatria for ‘Best Individual Blog’ by the American Historical Association in 2011.

In addition to the blog, Lindsey has also written for the Guardian, the Lancet, and New Scientist; and has appeared on television for Channel 4, the BBC and National Geographic.

She is the writer, producer and host of the upcoming television show, Medicine's Dark Secrets, which begins filming in August.

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