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Anatomical Dissection in Enlightenment England and Beyond : Autopsy, Pathology and Display.

Author: Piers Mitchell
Publisher: Farnham : Ashgate Pub., 2012.
Series: History of medicine in context.
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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  Read more...
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Mitchell, Piers.
Anatomical Dissection in Enlightenment England and Beyond : Autopsy, Pathology and Display.
Farnham : Ashgate Publishing Ltd, ©2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Piers Mitchell
ISBN: 9781409418870 1409418871
OCLC Number: 793193132
Description: 1 online resource (199 pages).
Contents: Cover; Contents; List of Contributors; 1 There's More to Dissection than Burke and Hare; 2 Morbid Osteology; 3 A Star of the First Magnitude; 7 Dissection and Display in Eighteenth-Century London; 8 Barts and the London's Medical Museum Collections; 9 Understanding the Contents of the Westminster Hospital Pathology Museum in the 1800s; 10 A Doorway to an Invaded Mind; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: History of medicine in context.
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