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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
    • Narrated by: Erik Singer
    • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 431
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 396
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 394

    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 19th century. Although he died at just 48, 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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Creepy. Wonderful. Lost history.

    • By Todd on 10-08-14

    Regular price: $24.50