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The afterlives of specimens : science, mourning, and Whitman's Civil War

Author: Lindsay Tuggle
Publisher: Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, [2017]
Series: Iowa Whitman series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Afterlives of Specimens explores the space between science and sentiment, the historical moment when the human cadaver became both lost love object and subject of anatomical violence. Walt Whitman witnessed rapid changes in relations between the living and the dead. In the space of a few decades, dissection evolved from a posthumous punishment inflicted on criminals to an element of preservationist technology  Read more...
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Tuggle, Lindsay.
Afterlives of specimens.
Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, [2017]
(DLC) 2017005979
(OCoLC)983824370
Named Person: Walt Whitman; Walt Whitman; Walt Whitman
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lindsay Tuggle
ISBN: 9781609385408 1609385403
OCLC Number: 1006502568
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 254 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: ""Contents ""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""Specimen Interiors: An Introduction""; ""1. Tomb Leaves: The Anatomy of Regeneration""; ""2. Specimen Cases: From Hospital to Museum""; ""3. Phantoms of Countless Lost: The Nostalgia of Absent Limbs""; ""4. Skeleton Leaves: Embalming Elegies""; ""5. Autopsy and Afterlife: Anatomical Celebrity""; ""Notes""; ""Works Cited""
Series Title: Iowa Whitman series.
Responsibility: Lindsay Tuggle.

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Grounded in archival discoveries, Afterlives traces the origins of nineteenth-century America's preservation compulsion, illuminating the influences of botanical, medical, spiritualist, and  Read more...

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"In a deft study that weaves together the story of Whitman's aesthetic development and the history of medical practice, Tuggle casts new light on this pivotal moment in Whitman's artistic career and Read more...

 
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