Meeting to peer into odd, innovative life of Dr. Mütter

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The next MSSC members meeting will feature a look into the quirky world of 19th century surgeon Thomas Dent Mütter.

Author Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz will talk about Mütter on Oct. 24 at the joint meeting of the MSSC and the Jager Club. Aptowicz says the doctor “revolutionized American medicine with his daring surgical work, his pioneering use of anesthesia, and his life-long advocacy of a compassion-based vision of medicine.”

Her 2014 book, Dr Mütter’s Marvels: A True Tale of Intrigue and Innovation at the Dawn of Modern Medicine, was a NY Times best-seller.

Join the Jager Club

Begun in the 1960s to honor Wichita’s first pathologist, the Jager Club focuses on medical history. It holds four dinner meetings a year, with an annual joint meeting with the MSSC in October.

Call KUSM-Wichita Academic & Student Affairs at (316) 293-2603 to learn more. Membership forms and other info are available by going to and searching for Jager Club.