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The Resource Dr. Mütter's marvels : a true tale of intrigue and innovation at the dawn of modern medicine, by Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz, (sound recording CD)

Dr. Mütter's marvels : a true tale of intrigue and innovation at the dawn of modern medicine, by Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz, (sound recording CD)

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Dr. Mütter's marvels : a true tale of intrigue and innovation at the dawn of modern medicine
Title
Dr. Mütter's marvels
Title remainder
a true tale of intrigue and innovation at the dawn of modern medicine
Statement of responsibility
by Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz
Title variation
True tale of intrigue and innovation at the dawn of modern medicine
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Language
eng
Summary
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."--Provided by publisher
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OChaG
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Aptowicz, Cristin O'Keefe
Dewey number
  • 617.092
  • B
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Literary text for sound recordings
biography
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PerformerNote
Read by Erik Singer
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Singer, Erik
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  • Mütter, Thomas D.
  • Mütter Museum
  • Physicians
  • General surgery
  • Medical innovations
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Label
Dr. Mütter's marvels : a true tale of intrigue and innovation at the dawn of modern medicine, by Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz, (sound recording CD)
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  • Compact discs
  • Title from container
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digital storage
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audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
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unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
7 sound discs (9 hours)
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not applicable
Isbn
9780553545159
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not applicable
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mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
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audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
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  • s
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digital
Publisher number
RHA 4737
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
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sound disc
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1.4m. per second (discs)
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not applicable
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Label
Dr. Mütter's marvels : a true tale of intrigue and innovation at the dawn of modern medicine, by Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz, (sound recording CD)
Publication
Note
  • Compact discs
  • Title from container
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
7 sound discs (9 hours)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780553545159
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
RHA 4737
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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