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Specimen jar containing piece of William Burke's brain, United Kingdom, 1821-1870

 

Glossary:

Glossary: human remains

term created as part of the NMSI human remains policy (from April 2007); Other terms used are 'blood' and 'human hair'

Glossary: anatomy

A branch of medical science concerned with the structure of living organisms.

Glossary: post mortem

A medical procedure that consists of an examination to discover the cause and manner of a death.

Glossary: capital punishment

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Glossary: display bottle

Used to describe a bottle containing a substance, used for display or storage