Under the Knife is creating medical history videos
60

patrons

$336
per video
Under The Knife is a YouTube series dedicated to the horrors of pre-anesthetic surgery. Written and presented by Dr Lindsey Fitzharris, the series combines traditional story-telling techniques with artwork by British cartoonist, Adrian Teal

Journey into a curious past—one which is riddled with blood-sucking leeches, spring-loaded knives and rotting corpses. Visit a world where surgeons and executioners share a common goal; where colluding with murderers and thieves is a pre-requisite for gaining entrance into the dissection theater; and where "well-bred" families are horrified at the thought of one of their own becoming a surgeon.

WHY PATREON? 


HOW IT WORKS 
You'll be charged at the end of the month, when Patreon tallies up how many videos we've posted during that time. We will never post more than 2 videos per month, so if you've pledged $15 per video, then at the end of the month the most you'd be charged would be $30. If you're concerned about going over budget, there's an easy way to set a monthly maximum for yourself when you're entering your payment info. That way, even if we post a million videos, you'll only be charged for what you can afford. You can edit or cancel your pledge any time before you’re charged.

WHERE YOUR MONEY GOES
Your pledges will help cover the ongoing costs of producing high quality video content. As we are not associated with a museum or institute, and don't have objects at our disposal, your money will help us to buy materials so we can create historical props (like the clockwork saw featured in Episode 1) for Under The Knife. With your support, we will be able to create new sets, new stunts and new scenarios so that we can engage with our audience in ways that gets them excited about medical history. 

Tiers
The Clockwork Saw
$1 or more per video 24 patrons
Our Eternal Gratitude for your support.
The Barber’s Pole
$5 or more per video 20 patrons
Our eternal gratitude + access to our Private Feed here on Patreon, which includes behind-the-scene photos and news about upcoming videos.
The Plague Mask
$15 or more per video 10 patrons
All of the above + a personalized Under The Knife Postcard from Dr Lindsey.

*Please note: you must support 3 videos before this perk is fulfilled.
The Urine Wheel
$30 or more per video 0 of 10 patrons
All the above + your choice of Signed Original Artwork (1 of 1) by Adrian Teal featured in an episode of Under The Knife. Limit 10.

*Please note: you must support 5 videos before this perk is fulfilled.

The Doctor’s Bag
$50 or more per video 3 of 10 patrons
All of the above + Signed Edition of Lindsey’s upcoming book The Butchering Art!

*Please note: you must support 5 videos before this perk is fulfilled.
Goals
$336 of $550 per video

Once we reach $550, we'll pack up the kit and head down to Ecton Village where we'll film a special episode on bodysnatchers inside the a 12th-century churchyard which is also the burial place of Ben Franklin's ancestors. We've already gotten permission from the local authorities. Now, we just need the funds to get there! 
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Under The Knife is a YouTube series dedicated to the horrors of pre-anesthetic surgery. Written and presented by Dr Lindsey Fitzharris, the series combines traditional story-telling techniques with artwork by British cartoonist, Adrian Teal

Journey into a curious past—one which is riddled with blood-sucking leeches, spring-loaded knives and rotting corpses. Visit a world where surgeons and executioners share a common goal; where colluding with murderers and thieves is a pre-requisite for gaining entrance into the dissection theater; and where "well-bred" families are horrified at the thought of one of their own becoming a surgeon.

WHY PATREON? 


HOW IT WORKS 
You'll be charged at the end of the month, when Patreon tallies up how many videos we've posted during that time. We will never post more than 2 videos per month, so if you've pledged $15 per video, then at the end of the month the most you'd be charged would be $30. If you're concerned about going over budget, there's an easy way to set a monthly maximum for yourself when you're entering your payment info. That way, even if we post a million videos, you'll only be charged for what you can afford. You can edit or cancel your pledge any time before you’re charged.

WHERE YOUR MONEY GOES
Your pledges will help cover the ongoing costs of producing high quality video content. As we are not associated with a museum or institute, and don't have objects at our disposal, your money will help us to buy materials so we can create historical props (like the clockwork saw featured in Episode 1) for Under The Knife. With your support, we will be able to create new sets, new stunts and new scenarios so that we can engage with our audience in ways that gets them excited about medical history. 

Recent posts by Under the Knife

Tiers
The Clockwork Saw
$1 or more per video 24 patrons
Our Eternal Gratitude for your support.
The Barber’s Pole
$5 or more per video 20 patrons
Our eternal gratitude + access to our Private Feed here on Patreon, which includes behind-the-scene photos and news about upcoming videos.
The Plague Mask
$15 or more per video 10 patrons
All of the above + a personalized Under The Knife Postcard from Dr Lindsey.

*Please note: you must support 3 videos before this perk is fulfilled.
The Urine Wheel
$30 or more per video 0 of 10 patrons
All the above + your choice of Signed Original Artwork (1 of 1) by Adrian Teal featured in an episode of Under The Knife. Limit 10.

*Please note: you must support 5 videos before this perk is fulfilled.

The Doctor’s Bag
$50 or more per video 3 of 10 patrons
All of the above + Signed Edition of Lindsey’s upcoming book The Butchering Art!

*Please note: you must support 5 videos before this perk is fulfilled.