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By Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz

A spell binding biography of the intense and kooky clinical innovator who revolutionized American surgical procedure and based the country's most renowned museum of scientific oddities

Imagine present process an operation with out anesthesia played by way of a physician who refuses to sterilize his tools—or even wash his fingers. This used to be the realm of drugs while Thomas Dent Mütter started his trailblazing profession as a plastic healthcare professional in Philadelphia throughout the heart of the 19th century.

Although he died at simply forty-eight, Mütter was once an audacious clinical innovator who pioneered using ether as anesthesia, the sterilization of surgical instruments, and a compassion-based imaginative and prescient for supporting the significantly deformed, which clashed spectacularly with the emotions of his time.

Brilliant, outspoken, and openly good-looking, Mütter was once flamboyant in each point of his lifestyles. He wore red silk fits to accomplish surgical procedure, further an umlaut to his final identify simply because he may possibly, and accumulated a tremendous selection of clinical oddities that might later shape the foundation of Philadelphia's Mütter Museum.

Award-winning author Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz vividly chronicles how Mütter's efforts helped identify Philadelphia as an international mecca for scientific innovation—despite extreme resistance from his a number of competitors. (Foremost between them: Charles D. Meigs, an influential obstetrician who loathed Mütter's "overly" smooth scientific opinions.) within the narrative spirit of The satan within the White City, Dr. Mütter's Marvels interweaves an eye-opening portrait of nineteenth-century medication with the riveting biography of a guy as soon as defined because the "P. T. Barnum of the surgical procedure room."

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