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John Harley Warner and James M. Edmonson

Dissection: Photographs of a Rite of Passage in American Medicine 1880 1930

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From the advent of photography in the 19th and into the 20th century, medical students, often in secrecy, took photographs of themselves with the cadavers that they dissected: their first patients. Featuring 138 of these historic photographs and illuminating essays by two experts on the subject, Dissection reveals a startling piece of American history.