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Book Title: Human Remains: Episodes in Human Dissection|
The author of the book: Helen Macdonald
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 635 KB
Edition: Melbourne University Publishing
Date of issue: November 1st 2005
ISBN 13: 9780522851571
Read full description of the books Human Remains: Episodes in Human Dissection:Bone collecting, body snatching, and the buying and selling of human remains have seldom been acknowledged as vital parts in the development of Western medicine. In this elegantly written account, the British medical systems' dependence upon the penal colony of Tasmania for anatomy training is explored. The lives of the poor who were routinely turned over to surgeons for study and the brisk trade in the remains of Aboriginal people are also investigated. Unlike other histories of medicine, this study looks at the way anatomy was intertwined with art, pleasure, punishment, and most importantly, the wielding of power. Illustrated with 19th-century engravings, sketches and photographs, this work captures the popular imagination and taps into the current fascination with all things forensic.
Read information about the authorHelen Macdonald is a writer, poet, historian, illustrator and naturalist. She's worked as a Research Fellow at Jesus College, Cambridge, as a professional falconer, and in raptor research and conservation projects across Eurasia. She is an affiliate of the Department of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Cambridge. She lives in Suffolk, UK.
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