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Human Remains

Dissection and Its Histories

Human Remains( )
Author: Macdonald, Helen
ISBN:978-0-300-11699-1
Publication Date:Dec 2006
Publisher:Yale University Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $38.00
Book Description:

Until 1832, when an Act of Parliament began to regulate the use of bodies for anatomy in Britain, public dissection was regularlyand legallycarried out on the bodies of murderers, and a shortage of cadavers gave rise to the infamous murders committed by Burke and Hare to supply dissection subjects to Dr. Robert Knox, the anatomist.

Book Details
Pages:224
Detailed Subjects: Medical / Forensic Medicine
History / Australia & New Zealand
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6.44 x 9.26 x 0.99 Inches
Book Weight:1.2 Pounds
Author Biography
Macdonald, Helen (Author)


Helen Macdonald is an English writer, naturalist and academic at the University of Cambridge. She is the author of H is for Hawk, which won the Samuel Johnson prize. This book is a depiction of the grief and depression she fell into after the sudden death of her father in 2007 and how she bounced back through falconry. H is for Hawk, which has just won the £20,000 prize, describes the year Macdonald spent training a goshawk. She writes about subsuming her grief in the relationship with the bird and trying to be like her: solitary, self-possessed, free from grief, and numb to the hurts of human life. Her book is the first memoir to win the prize. She will be at the WORD Christchurch Writers & Readers Festival in 2015.

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