Human Remains

Human Remains : Episodes in Human Dissection

3.51 (49 ratings by Goodreads)
By (author) 

Free delivery worldwide

Available. Dispatched from the UK in 1 business day
When will my order arrive?


Human Remains tells the scandalous story of how medical men obtained the corpses upon which they worked before anatomy was regulated in Australia and Britain. Moving back and forth between Britain and the island penal colony of Tasmania, the book examines an era when convicted murderers received the double sentence of both death and dissection. The poor who died in hospital were routinely turned over to the surgeons for study, and men traded in human remains, including those of Aboriginal more

Product details

  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 154.9 x 231.1 x 17.8mm | 362.88g
  • Melbourne University Press
  • Carlton, Australia
  • English
  • Annotated
  • Annotated edition
  • 0522851576
  • 9780522851571
  • 849,622

About Helen Patricia MacDonald

Helen MacDonald is an award-winning historian and Postdoctoral Fellow at the Australian Centre, University of Melbourne. She is currently investigating how anatomy came to be regulated in the Australian penal colonies, and exploring the links between medical and non-medical uses of the dead from the nineteenth century to the more

Rating details

49 ratings
3.51 out of 5 stars
5 18% (9)
4 35% (17)
3 31% (15)
2 12% (6)
1 4% (2)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X