Anatomical Dissection in Enlightenment England and Beyond

Autopsy, Pathology and Display
Author(s): 
Mitchell, Piers
ISBN: 
9781409418863
Date published: 
June 2012
Hardback
Price: 
£60.00

Excavations of medical school and workhouse cemeteries undertaken in Britain in the last decade have unearthed fascinating new evidence for the way that bodies were dissected or autopsied in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. This book brings together the latest discoveries by these biological anthropologists, alongside experts in the early history of pathology museums in British medical schools and the various royal colleges of surgeons, and medical historians studying the social context of dissection and autopsy in the Georgian and Victorian periods.