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Author:  Ruth Richardson
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0226712400
ISBN-13: 9780226712406
Sku: 30648891
Publish Date: 12/1/2000
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8.75H x 6L x 1T
Pages:  453
Edition Number:  2
Age Range:  NA
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*Author: Richardson, Ruth *Publication Date: 2000/12/01 *Number of Pages: 453 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 1.00 *Width: 6.00 *Height: 8.75
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In the early nineteenth century, body snatching was rife because the only corpses available for medical study were those of hanged murderers. With the Anatomy Act of 1832, however, the bodies of those who died destitute in workhouses were appropriated for dissection. At a time when such a procedure was regarded with fear and revulsion, the Anatomy Act effectively rendered dissection a punishment for poverty. Providing both historical and contemporary insights, Death, Dissection, and the Destitute opens rich new prospects in history and history of science. The new afterword draws important parallels between social and medical history and contemporary concerns regarding organs for transplant and human tissue for research.
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Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeEdition:   0002
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0453
Product attributePublisher:   University of Chicago Press
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