Dr. Mütter's Marvels

Dr. Mütter's Marvels

A True Tale of Intrigue and Innovation at the Dawn of Modern Medicine

Downloadable Audiobook - 2014
Average Rating:
1
Rate this:
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.
Publisher: [New York] : Books on Tape, 2014
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9780553545166
0553545167
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 sound file (08 hr., 54 min., 15 sec.)) : digital
Additional Contributors: Singer, Erik
Alternative Title: Doctor Mütter's marvels

Related Resources


Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

JCLAmyF Oct 10, 2014

Fascinating! And compellingly read as an audiobook. Mutter's medical genius and eccentric personality make for a perfectly captivating book for science geeks and all curious souls. Absolutely enjoyed it.

Age

Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Recommendations

Subject Headings

  Loading...

Find it at SCCLD

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top