Dying for Victorian Medicine: English Anatomy and Its Trade in the Dead Poor, c. 1834-1929 (Hardcover)

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Dying for Victorian Medicine: English Anatomy and Its Trade in the Dead Poor, c. 1834-1929 (Hardcover)

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The first book to provide a detailed analysis of the body-trafficking networks of the dead poor that underpinned the expansion of medical education from Victorian times. With an even-handed approach to the business of anatomy, Hurren uses remarkable case histories which still echo a vibrant body-business on the internet today in a biomedical age.
ELIZABETH T. HURRENReader in the History of Medicine at Oxford Brookes University, UK. She is a leading expert on the history of anatomy and the body, poverty and welfare.

Product Details ISBN: 9780230219663
ISBN-10: 0230219667
Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
Publication Date: December 12th, 2011
Pages: 398
Language: English