A brief history of medical cannibalism | Curio

A brief history of medical cannibalism

14 mins | May 28, 2017

Eating other people is not the first thing that comes to mind when you fall ill. Though cannibalism is a shocking and taboo concept to most people, it has a rich and curious medical history, especially in Europe. Bess Lovejoy, writing in Lapham’s Quarterly, traces some of the more surprising ways that people have tried to treat their ailments. ​

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From Lapham's Quarterly