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MUTTER, Thomas Dent, physician, born in Rich-mend, Virginia, 9 March, 1811; died in Charleston, South Carolina, 16 March, 1859. He was graduated at Hampden Sidney and at the medical department of the University of Pennsylvania in 1831. He then went to Paris and on his return settled in Philadelphia. In 1841-'56 he was professor of surgery in Jefferson medical college. He wrote an account of the salt sulphur springs of Virginia, an essay on "ClubFoot," contributed various professional papers to periodicals, and published an edition of Robert Liston's "Lecture on the Operations of Surgery," with additions (Philadelphia, 1846).
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