11 December 2012

History Extra Interviews

Two interesting interviews in the latest podcast from BBC History magazine.

Elizabeth T Hurren, author of  Dying for Victorian Medicine: English Anatomy and its Trade in the Dead Poor, c.1834 - 1929 discusses how the bodies of paupers helped advance medical science in the era after the resurrection men scandal and the passage of The Anatomy Act of 1832. An estimated 125,000 bodies were traded from the gates of workhouse infirmaries and asylums to facilitate the training of the six-fold increase in the number of physicians over the 19th century and the advancement of medical technology.

Robert Greene, author of best selling book The 48 Laws of Power discusses his latest book Mastery explains the lessons of success from maters in their fields and how to become the next Napoleon or Leonardo da Vinci.

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