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Human Development Facts (6/00)

Over a century ago, the "last" Tasmanian aborigines – a sailor named William Lanny and a woman named Truganami – became objects of scientific curiosity as the only remaining representatives of their race. Upon his death, Lanny’s body was exhumed, dismembered, and mutilated by scientists from the prestigious Royal Society of Surgeons. They crept into the morgue and graveyard in the dead of night, stealing various parts until "there was nothing left but blood and fat upon the floor." read more