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November 21, 1896

Preservation of Human Heads.

JAMA. 1896;XXVII(21):1118. doi:10.1001/jama.1896.02430990042023

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Abstract

The Journal D'Hygiène of October 29, describes a simple process by which the savages of New Zealand prevent decomposition and keep as trophies the heads of their enemies in a perfect state of preservation. It suggests that a most interesting collection of specimens of the different races of the world might be made by this process for the practical study of ethnology.

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