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Dissection on display : cadavers, anatomists, and public spectacle

Author: Christine Quigley
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This volume traces the past and present of public dissection. From Italian anatomy theaters to American dissecting laboratories, it chronicles the attacks on anatomy in the Middle Ages, the influence of Renaissance anatomist Andreas Vesalius, the procurement of bodies through execution and body snatchers, and the withdrawal of dissectors behind medical school doors in the early 20th century"--
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christine Quigley
ISBN: 9780786444298 0786444290
OCLC Number: 770876252
Description: viii, 216 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Definitions of dissection and autopsy --
Dissection chronology --
Introduction --
Anatomists as procurers of cadavers --
Anatomists as demonstrators and educators --
Anatomists as preparators and collectors --
Anatomists as superlatives and showmen --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Christine Quigley.

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"This volume traces the past and present of public dissection. From Italian anatomy theaters to American dissecting laboratories, it chronicles the attacks on anatomy in the Middle Ages, the influence of Renaissance anatomist Andreas Vesalius, the procurement of bodies through execution and body snatchers, and the withdrawal of dissectors behind medical school doors in the early 20th century"--
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"this well researched historical account of the phenomena of public dissection traces the gruesome spectacle from Heriophilus to modern day exhibits...a comprehensive chronology...offers insight into Read more...

 
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