How Robert 'The Fastest Knife in the West End' Liston Conducted a Surgery With a 300% Mortality Rate

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How Robert 'The Fastest Knife in the West End' Liston Conducted a Surgery With a 300% Mortality Rate

Thursday, 18 April

It's no secret that hospitals can be intimidating, scary places -- but the medical operations of the modern day can't hold a candle to the grisly procedures of the 1800s. Back then, even some of the best surgeons still had about a one in ten chance of their patients dying during or shortly after a procedure. And Robert Liston was no exception. Listen in to learn how this otherwise top-notch surgeon managed to kill not only his patient, but also his assistant and some guy just standing nearby all in the course of one procedure gone horribly wrong. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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