Episodes in Human Dissection annotated edition
By (author) Helen Patricia MacDonald
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Human Remains by Helen Patricia MacDonald
Book DescriptionHuman Remains tells the scandalous story of how medical men obtained the corpses upon which they worked before anatomy was regulated in Australia and Britain. Moving back and forth between Britain and the island penal colony of Tasmania, the book examines an era when convicted murderers received the double sentence of both death and dissection. The poor who died in hospital were routinely turned over to the surgeons for study, and men traded in human remains, including those of Aboriginal people.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780522851571
(232mm x 153mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Melbourne University Press
Publisher: Melbourne University Press
Publish Date: 1-Mar-2005
Country of Publication: Australia
Books By Author Helen Patricia MacDonald
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London, 1868: visiting Australian Aboriginal cricketer Charles Rose has died in Guy's Hospital. His body did not go directly to a grave. Possessing the Dead explores the disturbing history of the cadaver trade in Scotland, England and Australia, where laws once gave certain officials possession of the dead, and brings to life this gruesome past.
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Author Biography - Helen Patricia MacDonald
Helen MacDonald is an award-winning historian and Postdoctoral Fellow at the Australian Centre, University of Melbourne. She is currently investigating how anatomy came to be regulated in the Australian penal colonies, and exploring the links between medical and non-medical uses of the dead from the nineteenth century to the present.
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