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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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  • 6 of 6 copies available at SC LENDS.

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0 current holds with 6 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Anderson - Anderson Main Library 617.092 Aptowicz Cristin (Text) 22960000931583 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Beaufort - Hilton Head Branch B MUTTER (Text) 0530005739355 Adult Book Club Books Available -
Beaufort - St. Helena Branch B MUTTER (Text) 0530005739346 Adult Biography Collection Available -
Dorchester - Summerville Branch B MUTTER APT (Text) 30018004719031 Adult Biography Available -
Kershaw - Camden Library B MUTTER (Text) 33255003245389 Adult Biography Available -
Lancaster - Indian Land Branch 617.092 APT (Text) 30553103144848 Adult Non-Fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781592408702
  • ISBN: 1592408702
  • ISBN: 9781592409259
  • Physical Description: 371 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York, New York : Gotham Books/Avery an imprint of Penguin Random House, 2014.

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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 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...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.
Subject: Mütter, Thomas D. (Thomas Dent), 1811-1859.
Mütter Museum.
Physicians > Pennsylvania > Philadelphia > Biography.
Medical innovations.
Mütter, Thomas D. (Thomas Dent), 1811-1859.
Mütter Museum.
General Surgery > Pennsylvania > Biography.
Physicians > Pennsylvania > Biography.
General Surgery > history > Pennsylvania.
History, 19th Century > Pennsylvania.
Museums > history > Pennsylvania.
Pathology > history > Pennsylvania.

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