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The Saga Of The Irish Giant’s Bones Dismays Medical Ethicists

Should the Irish Giant be allowed to rest in peace? That’s the question swirling around the bones of Charles Byrne, a literal giant who was an 18th century celebrity. His skeleton is on public display today at a London museum. In this case, Byrne was very clear about what he wanted, Kahn says. “It wasn’t to display him in a museum. And I wonder what the value of continuing to display his skeleton actually is. Is there more to be learned?”

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