Medical museums continue to fascinate and disturb. A unique collaboration of curators and scholars provides unrivalled access to international collections of preserved human and animal bodies, and instruments used in the pursuit of wellbeing.
This bold, eclectic anthology features many previously unpublished images and untold histories opening up new perspectives on the past, present and future of medical museums.
This splendid and lavishly illustrated volume presents the stories, not only of the Hunterian Museum, but also of the other great collections of medical and anatomical interest throughout Europe and the USA. This book will entertain and enchant all who have an interest in the rich stories of anatomy and surgery.
Professor Harold Ellis CBE, FRCS
For the curious, medical museums are among the most intriguing places in existence. This book introduces a range of fascinating collections from across the globe, demonstrating the wide diversity of their holdings. The book reveals how medical history impacts on everyone alive, and how very lively are the concerns of the dead.
Dr. Ruth Richardson, author of Death, Dissection and the Destitute