Harvard confirms antique book is bound in human skin

Harvard confirms antique book is bound in human skin (via AFP)

Harvard University scientists have confirmed that a 19th century French treatise in its libraries is bound in human skin, Harvard University said this week, after a bevvy of scientific testing. Arsene Houssaye’s “Des destinees de l’ame” (On the destiny…



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  1. This is actually quite common for medical texts of the day. The Mutter museum of the American Academy of Physicians, in Philadelphia, has a number of volumes on display.

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