Cristin Aptowicz Book Signing

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Cristin Aptowicz Book Signing
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WHO: Cristin Aptowicz
WHEN: Tuesday, October 6, 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: Margaret Mitchell House

TICKETED: This event is $5 for members of the Atlanta History Center and $10 for the general public. It is free with the advance purchase of the book from A Cappella. To purchase tickets, please click the ticket link.

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 nineteenth century. Award-winning writer Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz vividly chronicles how Mütter’s efforts helped establish Philadelphia as a global mecca for medical innovation in her latest book, recently released in paperback, DR. MUTTER'S MARVELS: A TRUE TALE OF INTRIGUE AND INNOVATION AT THE DAWN OF MODERN MEDICINE. Aptowitcz expertly interweaves an eye-opening portrait of nineteenth-century medicine with the riveting biography of a brilliant and eccentric medical innovator.

“[Aptowicz’s] poetic eye is exactly what makesDR. MUTTER'S MARVELS a marvel itself....For a book so immersed in the intimate perspective of its subject, it also brings a broad perspective about everything from the development of modern medicine to women’s issues of the nineteenth century, not to mention how norms of beauty and the definitions of monstrosity have inspired and held us back over the centuries. With DR. MUTTER'S MARVELS, Aptowicz keeps a steady hand on her historical scalpel, even as she wields it with a winning flourish.”
—NPR Books

Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz is an author and poet based out of Austin, Texas. She is the author of DR. MUTTER'S MARVELS, as well as another work of nonfiction, WORDS IN YOUR FACE: TWENTY YEARS OF THE NEW YORK CITY POETRY SLAM, which Billy Collins praised as leaving "no doubt that the slam poetry scene has achieved legitimacy and taken its rightful place on the map of contemporary literature". She is also the author of six books of poetry. Her recent awards include the ArtsEdge Writer-In-Residency at the University of Pennsylvania, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Poetry, and the Amy Clampitt Residency.
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By: A Cappella Books