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Episode Info: Shownotes: Human Remains: Episodes in Human Dissection  PB Possessing the Dead  PB Book Bin: H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald (UK)  E PB H AB Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout  E PB Waterland by Graham Swift E PB H Transcript [0:00] Music. [0:08] And welcome to the book cave today where interviewing talking to the award-winning author and historian Helen McDonald.Helen welcome to the book cave 10 wonderful to have you here hello I just love your book. [0:22] Your first human remains are episodes in human dissection such a great titlefunnily enough when I came out in a second edition with Yale University Press they changed the title they kept the human remains they didn’t like a episode I’ll try.So it had to be deception and it’s history as I know but I think is trying to tell the entire story of deception from the moment it was invented through to now.It’s episodes telling episode that’s exactly right and you do a great job and then your second book possessing the Dead.Yes again at this time about the anatomy act yet through in what happened England haha yes yes this is the sort of. [1:14] Morbid fascination help asking me what gave me the idea because it’s notkind of counterintuitive for me because I’m quite a happy sort of perfect however I think the impetus for it was I was in a museum one day it was a provincial museum and it had.As well as like artefacts like vases and pieces of mechanical equipment on a jar.In which was part of a human body and I was just struck by it and in particular thinkingwell who was that who was that once a part of and how did they come to be in this jar.And so that was the beginning of the quest to find out who were these people on her medicine was made.Wow what this book human remains opens with of course you I think it ended the dissection by the.Anatomist I suppose you could call more pressure. [2:15] Sort of the diamond a man who’s that fellow who looks I’ve always thought a little bit like a cadaver.In a black fedora hat yes he has a medical condition himself colour.But yes he always wears a fedora hat sohe is consciously playing on the anatomist as Showman which has a long history but also he is a highly skilled anatomist and invented a process called plastination for preserving human body partspictures of used in medical schools all around the world so he’s got this kind of Shady aspect of his.This but also a very professional aspect.So you actually begin the book with this good of on hard and for Formula to section the first public to section of a of a human body a dead body sincethe 1830 and you talk about his statement where he says he is returning Anatomy to the Democratic science it once was yes what does he mean by thatthere is a history of. [3:28] Office of the public attending Anatomy lessons but ...
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