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From Wellcome Library: " A patient sits in a restraint chair at the West Riding Lunatic Asylum in Wakefield, England in 1869."

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In the 19th century, students at American medical schools stole the corpses of recently-buried African Americans to be used for dissection.

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Dating back to 1674, women are always accused of fewer and different crimes than men. During these times, men could only be charged for certain crimes such as rape but courts overlooked a lot of cases involving women.

A passage from Oroonoko where Oroonoko gives a speech to a group of slaves, trying to inspire them to try to escape.

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The subject, Nero, has been hanged for his crimes. His body has been donated to anatomists for public dissections. A crowd gathers as surgeons take him apart. The dominating figure above oversees the spectacle, his role as chief surgeon or high judge…
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