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Description - Anatomical Dissection in Enlightenment England and Beyond by Piers Mitchell

Excavations of medical school and workhouse cemeteries undertaken in Britain in the last decade have unearthed fascinating new evidence for the way that bodies were dissected or autopsied in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. This book brings together the latest discoveries by these biological anthropologists, alongside experts in the early history of pathology museums in British medical schools and the Royal College of Surgeons of England, and medical historians studying the social context of dissection and autopsy in the Georgian and Victorian periods. Together they reveal a previously unknown view of the practice of anatomical dissection and the role of museums in this period, in parallel with the attitudes of the general population to the study of human anatomy in the Enlightenment.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781409418863
ISBN-10: 1409418863
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 198
Imprint: Ashgate Publishing Limited
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 28-May-2012
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Piers Mitchell

Dr Piers Mitchell is one of Britain's leading biological anthropologists, and is also trained as a medical historian and anatomist. He teaches at the Department of Archaeology and Anthropology in the University of Cambridge. Piers D. Mitchell, Andrew T. Chamberlain, A. Gaynor Western, Ceridwen Boston, Helen Webb, Tania Kausmally, Louise Fowler , Natasha Powers, Simon Chaplin, Jonathan Evans, Vin Chauhan, Kenneth Lo .

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