In the mid-19th century they were called “monsters,” men and women severely disfigured by disease, disaster, war, or accident, with very little quality of life. Dr. Thomas Mütter, a Philadelphia doctor, devote his career to making a difference in the lives of these outcasts. Author Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz takes us back to the 1830's and the dawn of modern surgery in the book, “Dr. Mütter’s Marvels: A True Tale of Intrigue and Innovation at the Dawn of Modern Medicine.”
Thank you to Baltimore County librarian and Midday book critic, Paula Gallagher, for helping produce this hour.