Morbid Curiosities



Morbid Curiosities Is The First Comprehensive Study Of Nineteenth Century Medical Museums In Britain It Traces The Afterlives Of Diseased Body Parts, Asking How They Came To Be In These Collections, What Happened To Them There, And Who Used Them.Pathologists Dismembered The Dead Body And Preserved It, Whether By Injection Or By Storage In Fluid, Thereby Transforming It Into Material Culture Thus Fragmented Body Parts Followed Complex Paths Harvested From Hospital Wards, Given To A Prestigious Institution, Or Once Again Fragmented At Auction Human Remains Acquired New Meanings As They Were Exchanged And, Once In Museums, Specimens Were Re Integrated To Form A Physical Map Of Disease Curators Juxtaposed Organic Specimens With Paintings, Photographs, And Models, And Rendered Them Legible With Extensive Catalogues Paper, Wax, And Text Formed A Series Of Overlapping Systems They Were Intended To Standardize The Educational Experience That Was The Ostensible Purpose Of Most Of The Museums, And Yet Visitors Refused To Be Policed, Responding Powerfully, Whether With Wonder Or Disgust.Morbid Curiosities Is A History Of The Material Culture Of Medical Knowledge, From Prepared Human Remains To Models, Illustrations, And Even Architectural Pillars And Galleries.Morbid Curiosities

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[[ Epub ]] ➛ Morbid Curiosities  Author Samuel J.M.M. Alberti – Firstchance10k.co.uk
  • Hardcover
  • 238 pages
  • Morbid Curiosities
  • Samuel J.M.M. Alberti
  • English
  • 24 November 2017
  • 9780199584581

15 thoughts on “Morbid Curiosities

  1. says:

    This is not for the casual reader especially given its price , but Sam has done a fine job giving an overview of the subject I d recommend this to anyone interested in medical museums.

  2. says:

    Read for work research and it didn t disappoint A lot of information and footnotes that have served to solve a mystery at my work for an image we knew little about Well written approach to the history of health and surgery.

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