Capital punishment and anatomy: History and ethics of an ongoing association

@article{Hildebrandt2008CapitalPA,
  title={Capital punishment and anatomy: History and ethics of an ongoing association},
  author={Sabine Hildebrandt},
  journal={Clinical Anatomy},
  year={2008},
  volume={21}
}
  • S. Hildebrandt
  • Published 1 January 2008
  • Political Science
  • Clinical Anatomy
Anatomical science has used the bodies of the executed for dissection over many centuries. As anatomy has developed into a vehicle of not only scientific but also moral and ethical education, it is important to consider the source of human bodies for dissection and the manner of their acquisition. From the thirteenth to the early seventeenth century, the bodies of the executed were the only legal source of bodies for dissection. Starting in the late seventeenth century, the bodies of unclaimed… 

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