Death, dissection, and the destitute

Ruth Richardson

Published by Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1987
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Synopsis: A richly fascinating compendium of everything you wanted to know about funeral customs, grave-robbery and the dissecting table in the 19th century.

From the Inside Flap: Until 1832 dissection-much hated and much feared-was restricted to the corpses of hanged murderers. Bodysnatching was rife. The 1832 Anatomy Act, however, appropriated instead the corpses of the poor, effectively rendering dissection a punishment for poverty. Death, Dissection and the Destitute reveals why fear of the pauper funeral so afflicted the nineteenth-century poor. Ruth Richardson's book opens rich prospects in history and the history of science. Her new afterword draws important parallels between historical and current concerns about the body, organs for transplant, and human tissue for research.

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Title: Death, dissection, and the destitute
Publisher: Routledge & Kegan Paul
Publication Date: 1987
Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Very Good
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