The Mystery of ‘Harriet Cole’

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Not much is known about the person whose nervous system was once considered the greatest contemporary medical feat. But “Harriet Cole”, whoever she may be, represents something far more important — the dubious consent surrounding the use of disenfranchised groups’ bodies in medical science. Graverobbers often chose to steal their cadavers from black cemeteries because this group “could offer little resistance” and because there was little uproar from the public when it was found out. Read full article here

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