Mon, 14 December 2015
In the early 1800's monsters existed in America. All over the world, really. Conjoined twins, gigantic tumors, exotic diseases causing deformities so severe that those afflicted were rendered social pariahs. Enter into this world of misfits a doctor who was, by way of his unusual empathy, patience and genius, himself an anomaly. This week Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz stops by to talk about the life and times of Dr.Tomas Dent Mutter. Namesake of Philadelphia's own Mutter Museum, Dr. Mutter pioneered such innovations as surgical anesthetic, full patient disclosure and his signature operation called the Mutter Flap. This dynamo of a man singlehandedly revolutionized the field of surgery from the halls of Jefferson Medical College right in the heart of Center City Philadelphia and his story is simply amazing. Paranews and more!!