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Author Hurren, Elizabeth T., author.

Title Hidden histories of the dead : disputed bodies in modern British medical research / Elizabeth T. Hurren.

Publication Info. Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2021.


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 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Internet  WORLD WIDE WEB E-BOOK Cambridge    Downloadable
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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 302 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's website, viewed March 18, 2021).
Summary In this discipline-redefining book, Elizabeth T. Hurren maps the post-mortem journeys of bodies, body-parts, organs, and brains, inside the secretive culture of modern British medical research after WWII as the bodies of the deceased were harvested as bio-commons. Often the human stories behind these bodies were dissected, discarded, or destroyed in death. Hidden Histories of the Dead recovers human faces and supply-lines in the archives that medical science neglected to acknowledge. It investigates the medical ethics of organ donation, the legal ambiguities of a lack of fully-informed consent and the shifting boundaries of life and re-defining of medical death in a biotechnological era. Hurren reveals the implicit, explicit and missed body disputes that took second-place to the economics of the national and international commodification of human material in global medical sciences of the Genome era. This title is also available as Open Access.
Subject Dead.
Procurement of organs, tissues, etc. -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Medicine -- Research -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Medicine -- Research -- Moral and ethical aspects -- Great Britain.
Medicine -- Research -- 20th century -- Moral and ethical aspects.
ISBN 9781108484091 (Hardback)
1108484093 (Hardback)
Standard No. 10.1017/9781108633154 doi
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