Written + Spoken Word

Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz Author Event

When: Wed., Oct. 1, 5-7 p.m. 2014

Based on 15 years of research and illustrated with dozens of historical (and exclusive) photographs, DR. MÜTTER’S MARVELS: A True Tale of Intrigue and Innovation at the Dawn of Modern Medicine (Gotham; September 4, 2014) delves deep into the life of a man who was truly ahead of his time.

Written by poet and author Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz, the book reveals Mütter’s early years as an orphan and time spent studying cutting-edge surgery in Paris, as well as his struggles to establish himself in Philadelphia amidst the outrageous rivalries among his fellow doctors, many of whom publicly mocked Mütter’s philosophies and innovations - including his devotion to pre- and post-operative care, employing anesthesia, and even the sterilization of his tools.

Price: Free.

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