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Author James Edmonson, Chief Curator of the Dittrick Medical Center and Museum at Case Western Reserve University, explains why, in the nineteenth century and into the twentieth century, medical students took pictures of themselves with the cadavers they dissected. His book Dissection: Photographs of a Rite of Passage in American Medicine includes 138 rare, historic photographs that reveal a strange piece of American medical history.

Event: James Edmonson will be giving a talk
Monday, December 7, at 6:30 pm
Mid-Manhattan Library
455 5th Avenue, at 40th Street, 6th floor
For more information, call 212-340-0837