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NCJ Number: 121305 Find in a Library
Title: Early Twentieth-Century Skeleton Collection
Journal: Journal of Forensic Sciences  Volume:34  Issue:4  Dated:(July 1989)  Pages:887-893
Author(s): P S Gindhart
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 7
Type: Historical Overview
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The collecting of human remains for study in museums and medical schools has been a vital scientific endeavor for many years.
Abstract: In some cases, such as the fetal and neonatal skeletons discussed, surreptitious dealings were involved. However, one must consider the attitudes that prevailed at the time, the high rate of fetal and infant mortality, and the blossoming role of museums as repositories of knowledge. (Author abstract)
Main Term(s): Bone analysis
Index Term(s): Forensic anthropology
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