Start Date

1-5-2019 12:30 PM

End Date

1-5-2019 1:45 PM

Disciplines

History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Subjects

England -- History -- 19th century, Human dissection -- History, Anatomical models, Body snatching -- Great Britain -- History, Medicine -- Great Britain -- History

Abstract

An Analysis of the Evolution of Medicine in Nineteenth Century England via The Development of the Anatomical Model per Human Dissection

The development of the human anatomical model was, through a modern lens, an incredibly inhumane process. In England, during the nineteenth century, the bodies of many common folk and criminals were used as cadavers without their consent; either sold, stolen, and/or killed. Though many medical advancements were made, such as the development of more invasive surgeries; there was a huge moral cost. The purpose of this paper is to create a timeline regarding the evolution of the human anatomical figure and bring attention to the nameless people that were forgotten in favor of the scientific and medical advancements made using their bodies.

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An Analysis of the Evolution of Medicine in Nineteenth Century England via The Development of the Anatomical Model per Human Dissection

An Analysis of the Evolution of Medicine in Nineteenth Century England via The Development of the Anatomical Model per Human Dissection

The development of the human anatomical model was, through a modern lens, an incredibly inhumane process. In England, during the nineteenth century, the bodies of many common folk and criminals were used as cadavers without their consent; either sold, stolen, and/or killed. Though many medical advancements were made, such as the development of more invasive surgeries; there was a huge moral cost. The purpose of this paper is to create a timeline regarding the evolution of the human anatomical figure and bring attention to the nameless people that were forgotten in favor of the scientific and medical advancements made using their bodies.