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Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz


Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz

Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz is a National Endowment for the Arts fellow and ArtsEdge Writer-in-Residency award-winning author of WORDS IN YOUR FACE: A Guided Tour Through Twenty Years of the New York City Poetry Slam and a popular touring poet and spoken word performer. She lives in Austin, Texas.

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Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz

Books by Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz

by Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz - Biography, History, Medicine, Nonfiction

Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz chronicles the life of Dr. Thomas Dent Mütter, a Philadelphia plastic surgeon who revolutionized the face of American surgery and founded a museum of medical oddities. An eccentric innovator, Mütter pioneered the use of ether as anesthesia, the sterilization of surgical tools, and a compassion-based vision for helping the severely deformed. DR. MUTTER'S MARVELS offers both a biography of this unconventional doctor and a revealing portrait of 19th-century medicine.