Punch,  58 (1870), 61.

Heads and Bodies





Death, Medical Practitioners, Physiology, Vitalism, Controversy, Politics

    Notes that the claim of Dr Pinel (possibly Philippe C H Pinel), that guillotined heads 'may live three hours after being severed', has been ridiculed by the Lancet, which points out that the deoxydisation of the blood and the shock would kill the head sooner. Urges Pinel to ask the Conservative party if 'a party may not live three months without a head'.

© Science in the Nineteenth-Century Periodical Project, Universities of Leeds and Sheffield, 2005 - 2020

Printed from Science in the Nineteenth-Century Periodical: An Electronic Index, v. 4.0, The Digital Humanities Institute <http://www.sciper.org> [accessed ]