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The afterlife of the Leiden anatomical collections : hands on, hands off

By: Huistra, Hieke (Utrecht University, The Netherlands)

Part of the The history of medicine in context series
147246107X / 9781472461070
Laminated
612.007449238
23/10/2018
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England
24 cm 200 pages : illustrations (black and white)
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The Afterlife of the Leiden Anatomical Collections starts where most stories end: after death.

It tells the story of thousands of body parts kept in bottles and boxes in nineteenth-century Leiden - a story featuring a struggling medical student, more than one disappointed anatomist, a monstrous child, and a glorious past.

Hieke Huistra blends historical analysis, morbid anecdotes, and humour to show how anatomical preparations moved into the hands of students and researchers, and out of the reach of lay audiences.

In the process, she reveals what a centuries-old collection can teach us about the future fate of the biobanks we build today.

BIC:

HBJD European history, HBLL Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900, HBTB Social & cultural history, MBX History of medicine, WTHM Museum, historic sites, gallery & art guides

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