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Human Remains free pdf What should happen to the dead? Bone collecting, body snatching and the politics of the trade in human remains is a gothic tale that still haunts contemporary life. Human 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 surgeon for study, and great men traded in human remains, including those of Aboriginal people.

About 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 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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Author : Helen Patricia MacDonald
Publisher : Melbourne University Press
Data Published : 01 March 2005
ISBN : 0522851576
EAN : 9780522851571
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 240 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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