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Artist:
Montgomery P. Simons, 1816 - 1859  Search this
Sitter:
Thomas Dent Mutter, 9 Mar 1811 - 19 Mar 1859  Search this
Medium:
Half-plate daguerreotype
Dimensions:
Image/Sight: 11.6 × 8.9 cm (4 9/16 × 3 1/2")
Case open: 15.7 × 24.5 × 1 cm (6 3/16 × 9 5/8 × 3/8")
Case closed: 15.7 × 12.5 × 2 cm (6 3/16 × 4 15/16 × 13/16")
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1846
Exhibition Label:
Born Richmond, Virginia
Widely recognized as a pioneer in the field of plastic surgery, Dr. Thomas D. Mütter specialized in operations to correct congenital deformities, including cleft lip, cleft palate, and clubfoot. Mütter earned his medical degree at the age of twenty from the University of Pennsylvania. After additional study abroad, he returned to Philadelphia and launched a career that combined university-level teaching with an active surgical practice. From 1841 to 1856, he chaired the surgery department at Jefferson Medical College (now Thomas Jefferson University), where his donation of a large collection of medical specimens became the nucleus of the popular Mütter Museum.
Nacido en Richmond, Virginia
Reconocido ampliamente como pionero de la cirugía estética, el Dr. Thomas D. Mütter se especializó en la corrección de deformaciones congénitas, como labios leporinos, paladares hendidos y pies torcidos. Mütter obtuvo su título en medicina a la edad de veinte años en la Universidad de Pensilvania. Luego de más estudios en el extranjero, regresó a Filadelfia para desarrollar su carrera, combinando la enseñanza universitaria con una activa práctica quirúrgica. Desde 1841 hasta 1856 dirigió el departamento de cirugía del Jefferson Medical College (ahora Universidad Thomas Jefferson). La extensa colección de especímenes médicos que donó a esa institución pasó a ser el núcleo del popular Mütter Museum.
Montgomery P. Simons (1816–1877) Daguerrotipo de media placa, 1846
Topic:
Costume\Jewelry  Search this
Interior  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Neckwear\Tie  Search this
Costume\Jewelry\Pin  Search this
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Muttonchops  Search this
Cased object  Search this
Thomas Dent Mutter: Male  Search this
Thomas Dent Mutter: Medicine and Health\Physician\Surgeon  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; purchased through the Marc Pachter Acquisitions Fund, Jon and Lillian Lovelace; partial gift of Stanley B. Burns, MD and The Burns Archive
Object number:
NPG.2014.110
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Location:
Currently not on view
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4f1e9da56-f3b2-4188-8cd9-c7c7d9ea65af
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.2014.110