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Dr. mütter's marvels [electronic resource] : A True Tale of Intrigue and Innovation at the Dawn of Modern Medicine. Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz.

O'Keefe Aptowicz, Cristin. (Author). Singer, Erik. (Added Author).
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  • ISBN: 9780553545166 (sound recording)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (7 audio files) : digital
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: New York : Penguin Audio, 2014.

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General Note: Unabridged.
Participant or Performer Note: Narrator: Erik Singer.
Summary, etc.: A mesmerizing biography of the brilliant and eccentric medical innovator who revolutionized American surgery and founded the country's most famous museum of medical odditiesImagine 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...
System Details Note: Requires OverDrive Listen (file size: N/A KB) or OverDrive app (file size: 250506 KB).
Subject: Nonfiction.
Biography & Autobiography.
Genre: Electronic books.

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