1. Body Parts at Barts: the autopsy…

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    September 18, 2013 by Victorian Body Parts Conference

    Artificial left hand, c.1880-1920, wood with metal wrist plate and leather glove.  Wellcome Library exhibit no A653506, used under Creative Commons Licence

    Look, I know we’re not meant to actually say this, but, well… it was a triumph. And all because of …
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  2. Parts Party – You Have Been Bearded

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    September 2, 2013 by Victorian Body Parts Conference

    Edward Lear

    Guest Post by Belle Stennett (Birkbeck College) Parts Party-goers, now is the time to get you all in the mood …
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  3. Parts Party – Dickens Nose, you know?

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    August 21, 2013 by Victorian Body Parts Conference

    Scrooge 'marked the very texture of the folded kerchief bound about its head and chin, which wrapper he had not observed before ... and fought against his senses'

    In trawling through all twelve volumes of Dickens’s letters in recent weeks and months, one thing has struck me more …
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  4. Parts Party – Royal Babies in Bits, Part II

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    July 30, 2013 by Victorian Body Parts Conference

    Brooch, 1847, probably commissioned by Prince Albert. One of the the Princess Royal's baby tooth has been used as the tuft of the thistle.

    Parts Party – Royal Babies in Bits, Part II I don’t know if any of your parents kept your baby …
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  5. Parts Party – Royal Babies in Bits, Part I

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    July 1, 2013 by Victorian Body Parts Conference

    http://www.royalcollection.org.uk/collection/34578/left-arm-and-hand-of-princess-louise

    Of all the memorabilia of Queen Victoria that exists, scattered throughout the world, nothing quite captures my imagination like these …
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  6. Parts Party – Tiny Tim’s Crutch

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    June 12, 2013 by Victorian Body Parts Conference

    tiny tim crutch muppet

    Our very own @emmalcurry has already proclaimed her love for the true-to-Dickens The Muppet Christmas Carol, so when we had trouble finding …
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  7. Parts Party – ‘Ear ‘ear

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    May 10, 2013 by Victorian Body Parts Conference

    L0035592 A Victorian ear trumpet

    This week’s Parts Party post comes to you courtesy of the Wellcome’s glorious image archive. It is (brace yourselves)…a Victorian …
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