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Table of Contents
Foreword I: Debra L. Martin.- Foreword II: Michael Sappol.- Chapter 1: Introduction Kenneth C. Nystrom.- Section I: Evidence from Early Colonial America.- Chapter 2: Renaissance Anatomy in the Americas: A Bioarchaeological Perspective on the Earliest Skeletal Evidence of Autopsy in the New World Thomas Crist and Marcella Sorg.- Chapter 3: Skeletal and Artifact Evidence for Surgery and Autopsy at James Fort Karin S. Bruwelheide, Douglas W. Owsley, Jamie E. May, and Beverly A. Straube.- Chapter 4: A Dissection at the Coffeehouse? The Performance of Anatomical Expertise in Colonial America Ellen Chapman and Mark Kostro.- Section II: Evidence from Public Cemeteries.- Chapter 5: Partible Persons or Persons Apart: Anatomized Remains from the Spring Street Presbyterian Church Burial Vaults Shannon Novak.- Section III: Evidence from Medical Institutions.- Chapter 6: Teachings of the Dead: The Archaeology of Anatomized Remains from Holden Chapel, Harvard University Christina J. Hodge, Jane Lyden Rousseau, and Michèle E. Morgan.- Chapter 7: Commingled Skeletal Remains from a Well on the Medical College of Virginia Campus Doug Owsley, Karin Bruwelheide, Merry Outlaw, Richard L. Jantz, and Jodi L. Koste.- Chapter 8: Structural Violence in New Orleans: Skeletal Evidence from Charity Hospital’s Cemeteries, 1847-1929 Christine Halling and Ryan Seidemann.- Chapter 9: Dissection and Documented Skeletal Collections Jennifer Muller, Kristen Pearlstein, and Carlina de la Cova.- Section IV: Evidence from Almshouse Cemeteries.- Chapter 10: Autopsy, Dissection, and Anatomical Exploration: The Post-Mortem Fate of the Underclass and Institutionalized in Old Milwaukee Sean Dougherty and Normal Sullivan.- Chapter 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, and Thomas J. Zych.- Chapter 12: “The mangled remains of what had been humanity”: Evidence of Autopsy and Dissection at Philadelphia’s Blockley Almshouse, 1835-1895 Thomas Crist, Douglas Mooney, and Kimberly Morrell.- Chapter 13: Structural Inequality of the Socially Marginalized and Postmortem Examination at the Erie County Poorhouse Kenneth C. Nystrom, Joyce Sirianni, Rosanne Higgins, Jennifer Raines, and Douglas Perrelli.- Chapter 14: Exploring Evidence of 19th Century Dissection in the Dunning Poorhouse Cemetery Anne Grauer, Vanessa Lathrop, and Taylor Timoteo.- Chapter 15: A Historical and Osteological Analysis of Postmortem Medical Practices from the Albany County Almshouse Cemetery Skeletal Sample in Albany, New York. Kimberly Lowe Lusignan.- Chapter 16: The anthropology of dissection and autopsy Kenneth C. Nystrom.