Body Snatching The Robbing of Graves for the Education of Physicians in Early Nineteenth Century America by Suzanne M. Shultz

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Published by McFarland & Company .

Written in English

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  • History of medicine,
  • True crime,
  • c 1800 to c 1900,
  • Social Science,
  • Murder,
  • True Crime / Espionage,
  • History: American,
  • USA,
  • Americas (North Central South West Indies),
  • General,
  • United States - General,
  • Criminology,
  • Poverty

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The Physical Object
Number of Pages144
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Open LibraryOL8139235M
ISBN 100786422327
ISBN 109780786422326

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