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A Traffic of Dead Bodies:
Anatomy and Embodied Social Identity in Nineteenth-Century America
Michael Sappol

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Acknowledgments xi
Introduction 1
1. "The Mysteries of the Dead Body": Death, Embodiment, and Social Identity 13
2. "A Genuine Zeal": The Anatomical Era in American Medicine 44
3. "Anatomy Is the Charm": Dissection and Medical Identity in Nineteenth-Century America 74
4. "A Traffic of Dead Bodies": The Contested Bioethics of Anatomy in Antebellum America 98
5. "Indebted to the Dissecting Knife": Alternative Medicine and Anatomical Consensus in Antebellum America 136
6. "The House I Live In": Popular Anatomy and Embodied Social Identity in Antebellum America 168
7. "The Foul Altar of a Dissecting Table": Anatomy, Sex, and Sensationalist Fiction at Mid-Century 212
8. The Education of Sammy Tubbs: Anatomical Dissection, Minstrelsy, and the Technology of Self-Making in Postbellum America 238
9. "Anatomy Out of Gear": Popular Anatomy at the Margins in Late Nineteenth-Century America 274
Conclusion 313
Notes 329
Bibliography 385
Index 423

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