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The Resource Bodies of evidence : medicine and the politics of the English inquest, 1830-1926, Ian A. Burney

Bodies of evidence : medicine and the politics of the English inquest, 1830-1926, Ian A. Burney

Label
Bodies of evidence : medicine and the politics of the English inquest, 1830-1926
Title
Bodies of evidence
Title remainder
medicine and the politics of the English inquest, 1830-1926
Statement of responsibility
Ian A. Burney
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In Bodies of Evidence, Ian Burney offers a reinterpretation of the role of the scientific expert in the modern democratic state. At the core of this study lies the coroner's inquest - the ancient English tribunal held to account for cases of unexplained death. Burney calls into question many of the basic assumptions about the rise of science as a model for socially authoritative knowledge. Bodies of Evidence elegantly evokes the workings of one of the more curious institutions of English civil society, an institution whose somber duties were performed with surprising (and occasionally unnerving) vitality."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Burney, Ian A
Dewey number
614/.1/0941
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
RA1053
LC item number
.B87 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Medical jurisprudence
  • Medical jurisprudence
  • Medical laws and legislation
  • Medical laws and legislation
  • Jurisprudence
  • Jurisprudence
  • Cause of Death
  • History, 19th Century
  • History, 20th Century
  • Legislation, Medical
  • Legislation, Medical
  • United Kingdom
Label
Bodies of evidence : medicine and the politics of the English inquest, 1830-1926, Ian A. Burney
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 173-236) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • Fatal Exposures: Anesthetic Death and the Limits of Public Inquiry
  • 1.
  • The Genealogy of the Popular Inquest
  • 2.
  • Registers of Death: Inquests and the Regime of Vital Statistics
  • 3.
  • From the Alehouse to the Courthouse: Bodies and the Recasting of Inquest Practice
  • 4.
  • Telling Tales of the Dead: Inquests, Expertise, and the Postmortem Question
Control code
41338066
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 245 pages
Isbn
9780801862403
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
99029328
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Bodies of evidence : medicine and the politics of the English inquest, 1830-1926, Ian A. Burney
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 173-236) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • Fatal Exposures: Anesthetic Death and the Limits of Public Inquiry
  • 1.
  • The Genealogy of the Popular Inquest
  • 2.
  • Registers of Death: Inquests and the Regime of Vital Statistics
  • 3.
  • From the Alehouse to the Courthouse: Bodies and the Recasting of Inquest Practice
  • 4.
  • Telling Tales of the Dead: Inquests, Expertise, and the Postmortem Question
Control code
41338066
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 245 pages
Isbn
9780801862403
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
99029328
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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