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'.
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