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Title: Why a London museum should return the stolen bones of an Irish giant
Author(s): Muinzer, Thomas L
Issue Date: 6-Jun-2018
Date Deposited: 13-Jun-2018
Publisher: The Conversation Trust
Citation: Muinzer TL (2018) Why a London museum should return the stolen bones of an Irish giant. The Conversation. 06.06.2018.
Abstract: First paragraph: It has all the hallmarks of a Mary Shelley-style Gothic melodrama. A young man, born in 18th-century Ireland with a condition that makes him a “giant”, turns himself into a freakshow curiosity and becomes a celebrated figure in Georgian London. Then he comes to the notice of an eminent Scots surgeon who becomes obsessed with his potential value as a medical exhibit. The young man is left devastated when he is pickpocketed of his life savings, contracts TB and succumbs to an untimely death at just 22. Enter the evil bodysnatchers who remove his body before it can be buried at sea.
Type: Newspaper/Magazine Article
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