Events

An Evening with Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz


Dr_Mutter1 Liz v1 sk half cover
By Texas Medical Center | June 21, 2016

The Friends of the Texas Medical Center Library will host its annual book and author fundraising event on Friday, September 9, at the TMC Library, 1133 John Freeman Blvd. The event will take place from 7:00 until 9:30 pm and will feature an illustrated lecture by Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz, author of Dr. Mütter’s Marvels. Ms. Aptowicz will shine a spotlight on the good, the bad and grotesque of 19th century medicine and on the life of Thomas Dent Mütter, a brilliant, flamboyant surgeon who specialized in performing radical reconstructive surgery of the severely deformed in a time before anesthesia. Dr. Mütter’s Marvels made seven national “Best Books of 2014” lists. Also an accomplished poet, Ms. Aptowicz performs and lectures internationally and nationally, including performances at Yale University, Brown University, Columbia University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dartmouth College and the Universities of Australia. We are delighted that she will appear at our fundraiser.

Katherine Whaley, ABC Channel 13 Traffic Anchor, will emcee this event. A native Houstonian, Katherine is an award-winning journalist, traffic guru, and food writer. She joined ABC 13 in October of 2014 as a Traffic Anchor. She graduated from Rice University with a degree in History. Ms. Whaley is a gem and we are thrilled she will be part of this occasion.

Fabulous food and wine will be served, and there will be a silent auction. Proceeds will benefit the Friends Fund for Staff Development.

For more information, please contact Sarah Keith 713-799-7108 or sarah.keith@library.tmc.edu.




Social Posts

profile_image

BCMHouston

@bcmhouston

RT @TXMedCenter: August is National Immunization Awareness Month. Last year, a #TMCPulse story asked: Is #Texas poised for a #measles outbr…

10 mins ago
profile_image

Rice University

@RiceUniversity

RT @RiceUNews: “As early childhood educators, we know that children look to us as helpers and desperately need opportunities to engage in m…

15 mins ago
profile_image

TexasHeartInstitute

@Texas_Heart

Celebrating #NHCW18, @Texas_Heart is a proud member of the @WomenHeartOrg National Hospital Alliance so that #heartdisease patients in every community have access to information, education, and patient support services. https://t.co/pQNdoz1Yag https://t.co/T95vazvZQC

21 mins ago
profile_image

Houston Methodist

@MethodistHosp

.@usnews has once again recognized @MethodistHosp as one of the nation’s best in providing exceptional patient care. See how the No. 1 hospital in Texas treats patients differently. → https://t.co/AFaQv9VqNU https://t.co/RksqZehwN0

36 mins ago
profile_image

BCMHouston

@bcmhouston

RT @bcm_careerdev: Thanks @immatics for providing @bcmhouston PhD students exposure to #immunotherapy research careers #BCMjobshadow2018 ht…

39 mins ago
profile_image

MD Anderson Cancer Center

@MDAndersonNews

Diagnosed with #heartdisease and #lungcancer within weeks of each other, Everette Gardner Jr. found success in managing both, thanks to @MaraAntonoff’s guidance: https://t.co/2jeLw9mnIH #LCSM #CancerMoonshot #endcancer https://t.co/6BhrU7A9Q8

44 mins ago
profile_image

UTHealth

@UTHealth

RT @abc13houston: If you’re the parent of a child with a significant health issue, back-to-school is about more than school supplies or a n…

44 mins ago
profile_image

UTHealth

@UTHealth

RT @abc13houston: BACK TO SCHOOL HEALTH: Getting your child ready for school requires more than supplies. What about immunizations? Use #UT…

44 mins ago
profile_image

BCMHouston

@bcmhouston

Headphones are showing up on back-to-school lists more and more, but could these earbuds cause permanent harm? https://t.co/gLA1azijPB #hearing

51 mins ago
profile_image

University of Houston

@UHouston

RT @UHhousing: We'll be sharing #CougarMoveIn tips all week! First things first, confirm your move-in date and time. We even have a printab…

1 hour ago
profile_image

University of Houston

@UHouston

RT @UHCOE: Who has a question for Stephanie Rice this Friday? DM or email us at coecomm@uh.edu. What should @UHCOEDean McPherson ask during…

1 hour ago
profile_image

University of Houston

@UHouston

RT @UHOteam: THAT’S A WRAP! 🤩We want to thank our students and staff for making this summer so memorable!! We can’t wait to see y’all aro…

1 hour ago
profile_image

CHI St. Luke's Health

@CHI_StLukes

.@USnews has ranked Baylor St. Luke’s #2 in Houston and #4 in Texas! We also rank nationally for Cardiology, Neurology & Neurosurgery, and Gastroenterology & GI Surgery, and we’ve received High Performing Hospital ratings in 10 categories. Full details at https://t.co/0lOU3I9Szu https://t.co/zsmdRp5sms

1 hour ago
profile_image

MD Anderson Cancer Center

@MDAndersonNews

We are honored to receive this distinction. #besthospitals #endcancer https://t.co/xsJ6CziuQH

1 hour ago
profile_image

Texas Children's

@TexasChildrens

Join Dr. Srivaths and American Kidney Fund at noon for a webinar about kidney disease in children. Learn more: https://t.co/aMBUI5uIst https://t.co/HRSYRtq0Qe

2 hours ago