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The Resource Dr. M赴ter's marvels : a true tale of intrigue and innovation at the dawn of modern medicine, by Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz

Dr. M赴ter's marvels : a true tale of intrigue and innovation at the dawn of modern medicine, by Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz

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Dr. M赴ter's marvels : a true tale of intrigue and innovation at the dawn of modern medicine
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Dr. M赴ter's marvels
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a true tale of intrigue and innovation at the dawn of modern medicine
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by Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz
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True tale of intrigue and innovation at the dawn of modern medicine
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a true tale of intrigue and innovation at the dawn of modern medicine
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eng
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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 M赴ter began his trailblazing career as a plastic surgeon in Philadelphia during the middle of the nineteenth century. Although he died at just forty-eight, M赴ter 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, M赴ter 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 M赴ter Museum. Award-winning writer Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz vividly chronicles how M赴ter'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 M赴ter's "overly" modern medical opinions.) In the narrative spirit of The Devil in the White City, Dr. M赴ter'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
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Award
School Library Journal Best Books: Best Adult Books 4 Teens, 2014
Biography type
individual biography
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10351840
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Aptowicz, Cristin O'Keefe
Dewey number
617.092
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illustrations
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Mutter, Thomas D.
  • Mutter Museum
  • General Surgery
  • Physicians
  • General Surgery
  • History, 19th Century
  • Museums
  • Pathology
  • Surgery
  • Museums
  • Surgeons
Target audience
adult
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a true tale of intrigue and innovation at the dawn of modern medicine
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Dr. M赴ter's marvels : a true tale of intrigue and innovation at the dawn of modern medicine, by Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 311-354) and index
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volume
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  • text
  • still image
Control code
000052776694
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
371 pages
Isbn
9781592408702
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
Label
Dr. M赴ter's marvels : a true tale of intrigue and innovation at the dawn of modern medicine, by Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 311-354) and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Control code
000052776694
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
371 pages
Isbn
9781592408702
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits

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