Nystrom, Kenneth C.

The Bioarchaeology of Dissection and Autopsy in the United States

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Table of contents

1. Introduction
Kenneth C. Nystrom

Part I. Evidence from Early Colonial America

2. Renaissance Anatomy in the Americas: A Bioarchaeological Perspective on the Earliest Skeletal Evidence of Autopsy in the New World
Thomas A. Crist, Marcella H. Sorg

3. Evidence for Early Seventeenth-Century Surgery and Dissection at James Fort, Virginia
Karin S. Bruwelheide, Douglas W. Owsley, Beverly A. Straube, Jamie E. May

4. A Dissection at the Coffeehouse? The Performance of Anatomical Expertise in Colonial America
Ellen Chapman, Mark Kostro

Part II. Evidence from Public Cemeteries

5. Partible Persons or Persons Apart: Postmortem Interventions at the Spring Street Presbyterian Church, Manhattan
Shannon A. Novak

Part III. Evidence from Medical Institutions

6. Teachings of the Dead: The Archaeology of Anatomized Remains from Holden Chapel, Harvard University
Christina J. Hodge, Jane Lyden Rousseau, Michèle E. Morgan

7. Skeletal Evidence of Anatomical and Surgical Training in Nineteenth-Century Richmond
Douglas W. Owsley, Karin S. Bruwelheide, Richard L. Jantz, Jodi L. Koste, Merry Outlaw

8. Structural Violence in New Orleans: Skeletal Evidence from Charity Hospital’s Cemeteries, 1847–1929
Christine L. Halling, Ryan M. Seidemann

9. Dissection and Documented Skeletal Collections: Embodiments of Legalized Inequality
Jennifer L. Muller, Kristen E. Pearlstein, Carlina Cova

Part IV. Evidence from Almshouse Cemeteries

10. Autopsy, Dissection, and Anatomical Exploration: The Postmortem Fate of the Underclass and Institutionalized in Old Milwaukee
Sean P. Dougherty, Norman C. Sullivan

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
Patricia B. Richards, Catherine R. Jones, Emily Mueller Epstein, Nicholas W. Richards, Brooke L. Drew, Thomas J. Zych

12. “The Mangled Remains of What Had Been Humanity”: Evidence of Autopsy and Dissection at Philadelphia’s Blockley Almshouse, 1835–1895
Thomas A. Crist, Douglas B. Mooney, Kimberly A. Morrell

13. Structural Inequality and Postmortem Examination at the Erie County Poorhouse
Kenneth C. Nystrom, Joyce Sirianni, Rosanne Higgins, Douglas Perrelli, Jennifer L. Liber Raines

14. Exploring Evidence of Nineteenth Century Dissection in the Dunning Poorhouse Cemetery
Anne L. Grauer, Vanessa Lathrop, Taylor Timoteo

15. A Historical and Osteological Analysis of Postmortem Medical Practices from the Albany County Almshouse Cemetery Skeletal Sample in Albany, New York
Kim Lusignan Lowe

16. Conclusion: The Anthropology of Dissection and Autopsy
Kenneth C. Nystrom

Keywords: Social Sciences, Archaeology, Anthropology

Publication year
Bioarchaeology and Social Theory
Page amount
19 pages
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