The Resource Dr. Mütter's marvels : a true tale of intrigue and innovation at the dawn of modern medicine, by Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz

Dr. Mütter's marvels : a true tale of intrigue and innovation at the dawn of modern medicine, by Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz

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Dr. Mütter's marvels : a true tale of intrigue and innovation at the dawn of modern medicine
Title
Dr. Mütter's marvels
Title remainder
a true tale of intrigue and innovation at the dawn of modern medicine
Statement of responsibility
by Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz
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Language
eng
Summary
A mesmerizing biography of the brilliant and eccentric medical innovator who revolutionized American surgery and founded the country's most famous museum of medical oddities. Imagine undergoing an operation without anesthesia performed by a surgeon who refuses to sterilize his tools-or even wash his hands. This was the world of medicine when Thomas Dent Mütter began his trailblazing career as a plastic surgeon in Philadelphia during the middle of the nineteenth century. Although he died at just forty-eight, Mütter was an audacious medical innovator who pioneered the use of ether as anesthesia, the sterilization of surgical tools, and a compassion-based vision for helping the severely deformed, which clashed spectacularly with the sentiments of his time. Brilliant, outspoken, and brazenly handsome, Mütter was flamboyant in every aspect of his life. He wore pink silk suits to perform surgery, added an umlaut to his last name just because he could, and amassed an immense collection of medical oddities that would later form the basis of Philadelphia's Mütter Museum. Award-winning writer Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz vividly chronicles how Mütter's efforts helped establish Philadelphia as a global mecca for medical innovation-despite intense resistance from his numerous rivals. (Foremost among them : Charles D. Meigs, an influential obstetrician who loathed Mütter's "overly" modern medical opinions.) In the narrative spirit of The Devil in the White City, Dr. Mütter's Marvels interweaves an eye-opening portrait of nineteenth-century medicine with the riveting biography of a man once described as the "P.T. Barnum of the surgery room."--Provided by publisher
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TEFBT
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Aptowicz, Cristin O'Keefe
Dewey number
  • 617.092
  • B
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not applicable
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LC call number
RD27.35.D74
LC item number
A68 2014ab
Literary text for sound recordings
biography
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not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Erik Singer
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Singer, Erik
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mütter, Thomas D.
  • Mütter Museum
  • Audiobooks
  • Books on disc
  • Plastic surgeons
  • Medical innovations
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Label
Dr. Mütter's marvels : a true tale of intrigue and innovation at the dawn of modern medicine, by Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz
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Compact discs
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unknown
Carrier category
audiobook
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
local
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unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
7 audio discs (8 hr., 55 min.)
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not applicable
Isbn
9780553545159
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audio
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rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
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CD audio, digital
Publisher number
RHA4737
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unknown
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sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
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  • (OCoLC)881428801
  • 462076
  • (OCoLC)ocn881428801
  • 462076
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not applicable
Label
Dr. Mütter's marvels : a true tale of intrigue and innovation at the dawn of modern medicine, by Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz
Publication
Note
Compact discs
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
audiobook
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
local
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
7 audio discs (8 hr., 55 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780553545159
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
CD audio, digital
Publisher number
RHA4737
Special playback characteristics
unknown
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)881428801
  • 462076
  • (OCoLC)ocn881428801
  • 462076
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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