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Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz: Dr. Mutter's Marvels

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Dr. Mutter's Marvels: A True Tale of Intrigue and Innovation at the Dawn of Modern Medicine by Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz

Award-winning writer Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz vividly chronicles how Thomas Dent Mütter's efforts helped establish Philadelphia as a global mecca for medical innovation—despite intense resistance from his numerous rivals.

In the narrative spirit of The Devil in the White CityDr. Mutter's Marvels: A True Tale of Intrigue and Innovation at the Dawn of Modern Medicine 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.”