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The Bioarchaeology of Dissection and Autopsy in the United States

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    Chapter 1 Introduction
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    Chapter 2 Renaissance Anatomy in the Americas: A Bioarchaeological Perspective on the Earliest Skeletal Evidence of Autopsy in the New World
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    Chapter 3 The Bioarchaeology of Dissection and Autopsy in the United States
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    Chapter 4 A Dissection at the Coffeehouse? The Performance of Anatomical Expertise in Colonial America
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    Chapter 5 Partible Persons or Persons Apart: Postmortem Interventions at the Spring Street Presbyterian Church, Manhattan
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    Chapter 6 Teachings of the Dead: The Archaeology of Anatomized Remains from Holden Chapel, Harvard University
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    Chapter 7 The Bioarchaeology of Dissection and Autopsy in the United States
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    Chapter 8 Structural Violence in New Orleans: Skeletal Evidence from Charity Hospital’s Cemeteries, 1847–1929
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    Chapter 9 Dissection and Documented Skeletal Collections: Embodiments of Legalized Inequality
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    Chapter 10 Autopsy, Dissection, and Anatomical Exploration: The Postmortem Fate of the Underclass and Institutionalized in Old Milwaukee
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    Chapter 11 “You Couldn’t Identify Your Grandmother If She Were in that Party”: The Bioarchaeology of Postmortem Investigation at the Milwaukee County Poor Farm Cemetery
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    Chapter 12 “The Mangled Remains of What Had Been Humanity”: Evidence of Autopsy and Dissection at Philadelphia’s Blockley Almshouse, 1835–1895
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    Chapter 13 Structural Inequality and Postmortem Examination at the Erie County Poorhouse
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    Chapter 14 Exploring Evidence of Nineteenth Century Dissection in the Dunning Poorhouse Cemetery
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    Chapter 15 A Historical and Osteological Analysis of Postmortem Medical Practices from the Albany County Almshouse Cemetery Skeletal Sample in Albany, New York
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    Chapter 16 Conclusion: The Anthropology of Dissection and Autopsy
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The Bioarchaeology of Dissection and Autopsy in the United States
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Springer International Publishing, January 2016
DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-26836-1
978-3-31-926834-7, 978-3-31-926836-1

Kenneth C. Nystrom

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Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 3%
Unknown 34 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 11 31%
Other 5 14%
Researcher 4 11%
Student > Bachelor 4 11%
Student > Master 3 9%
Other 8 23%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Social Sciences 21 60%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 3 9%
Medicine and Dentistry 3 9%
Arts and Humanities 3 9%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 2 6%
Other 2 6%
Unknown 1 3%