Monsters of Philadelphia

Halia Abdel-Meguid, Writer 

Sloan Grant(s) Received: 2018, Sloan Fellowship, The Black List 

Project Type: Feature 

Genre: Biopic, Period Drama 

Length: 122 pages 

Field of Science: Medicine 

Stage: Development 


In the dark world of 19th century medicine, Dr. Thomas Mütter—a manic, irresistible, and determined surgeon—is revolutionary with a scalpel. He wars against the barbaric confines of old-world treatment in order to transform the strange new practice of cosmetic surgery…but is it a battle he can win?