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Richard Sugg, author of the upcoming Routledge book Mummies, Cannibals and Vampires, discusses the history of skull drinking on the Guardian website. Read the Full Article.

Mummies, Cannibals and Vampires author Richard Sugg talks about the Cheddar cave dwellers who used human skulls as drinking cups; and about various other strange uses for corpses on the Guardian website.

Mummies, Cannibals and Vampires charts in vivid detail the largely forgotten history of European corpse medicine, when kings, ladies, gentlemen, priests and scientists prescribed, swallowed or wore human blood, flesh, bone, fat, brains and skin against epilepsy, bruising, wounds, sores, plague, cancer, gout and depression.

Read more on Mummies, Cannibals and Vampires: The History of Corpse Medicine from the Renaissance to the Victorians.

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  1. Mummies, Cannibals and Vampires

    the History of Corpse Medicine from the Renaissance to the Victorians

    By Richard Sugg

    Mummies, Cannibals and Vampires charts in vivid detail the largely forgotten history of European corpse medicine, when kings, ladies, gentlemen, priests and scientists prescribed, swallowed or wore human blood, flesh, bone, fat, brains and skin against epilepsy, bruising, wounds, sores, plague,...

    Published June 26th 2011 by Routledge