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dc.contributor.authorDittmar, JM
dc.contributor.authorMitchell, PD
dc.date.accessioned2017-09-19T09:08:05Z
dc.date.available2017-09-19T09:08:05Z
dc.date.issued2016-11-01
dc.identifier.issn0967-7720
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/267279
dc.description.abstractThis paper aims to highlight the practice of body snatching from graves in the 1700s for the purpose of providing corpses for anatomical dissection, and for stocking anatomy museums. To do this, we examine the exhumation and dissection of the famous eighteenth-century novelist Laurence Sterne and explore the involvement of Charles Collignon, Professor of Anatomy at the University of Cambridge. We also show that osteological and cut-mark analysis of a skull purported to be that of Sterne, currently housed in the Duckworth Collection at Cambridge, provides the key to solving the mystery surrounding why Sterne was resurrected.
dc.languageeng
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherSAGE Publications
dc.subjectgrave robbing
dc.subjectUniversity of Cambridge
dc.subjectanatomical preparation
dc.subjectanatomy museum
dc.subjectresurrection
dc.subjectanatomists
dc.subjectdissection
dc.subjectEngland
dc.subjectexhumation
dc.subjectfamous persons
dc.subjecthistory, 18th century
dc.subjecthumans
dc.subjectliterature, modern
dc.titleThe afterlife of Laurence Sterne (1713-1768): Body snatching, dissection and the role of Cambridge anatomist Charles Collignon
dc.typeArticle
prism.endingPage565
prism.issueIdentifier4
prism.publicationDate2016
prism.publicationNameJournal of Medical Biography
prism.startingPage559
prism.volume24
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.13283
dcterms.dateAccepted2015-07-21
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1177/0967772015601584
rioxxterms.versionAM
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserved
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2016-11-01
dc.contributor.orcidDittmar, Jenna [0000-0003-3514-1869]
dc.contributor.orcidMitchell, Piers [0000-0002-1009-697X]
dc.identifier.eissn1758-1087
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Review
cam.issuedOnline2015-08-25


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