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Human remains : dissection and its histories

Looks particularly at the activities of British surgeons in nineteenth-century Van Diemen's Land, a penal colony in which a ready supply of bodies was available. This book tells a story of how medical men obtained the corpses upon which they worked before the use of human remains was regulated.
Print Book, English, 2005
Yale University Press, New Haven, 2005
xiv, 220 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
9780300116991, 0300116993
Introduction: Performing anatomy
ch. 1. Companions with the dead
ch. 2. Dissecting Mary McLauchlan
ch. 3. Interlude
ch. 4. The bone collectors
ch. 5. Death and dissection, 1869
ch. 6. The use and abuse of human remains