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Dr. Mutter's Marvels - A True Tale of Intrigue and Innovation at the Dawn of Modern Medicine

Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz

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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."

Language:

English

Narrators:

Erik Singer

Length:

8h 55m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:20


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

06:34


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

07:31


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:48


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

08:00


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:00


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:58


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:50


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:53


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:07


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

08:05


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

08:21


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:00


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:02


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:25


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:08


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:27


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

08:12


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:48


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:57


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

08:03


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:02


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:15


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:46


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

08:21


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:32


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

07:58


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:32


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:06


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

03:52


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:12


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:03


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:14


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:14


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

08:59


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:06


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:33


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

06:24


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

08:44


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

07:36


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

07:25


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

07:22


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

08:19


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:27


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

07:45


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:20


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:21


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

03:27


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

07:09


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

07:23


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

08:00


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

08:12


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

07:29


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

08:05


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

08:06


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

05:52


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

05:48


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

04:16


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

07:41


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

07:41


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

07:50


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

06:44


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

07:20


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

04:44


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

06:42


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

06:38


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

05:19


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

08:39


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

08:26


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

04:12


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

04:36


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

04:32


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

08:34


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

06:44


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

03:14


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

08:23


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

08:32


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

07:40


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

06:41


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

03:27


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

05:27


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

04:58


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

00:39