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

ISBN: 1592409253

ISBN13: 9781592409259

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

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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 tter began his trailblazing career as a plastic surgeon in Philadelphia during the mid-nineteenth...

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An amazing man

I study oddities and love the Mutter Museum in Philly. And I must say that this loving biography was such a treat to read. It gave me insight about the man behind the collection -- Dr. Thomas Dent Mutter, an eccentric surgeon and advocate for compassionate patient care. Definitely a must-read for anyone interested in nineteenth-century medicine!
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