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Proposing a Sociology of Donation: The Donation of Body Parts and Products for Art, Education, Research or Treatment.

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Proposing a Sociology of Donation : The Donation of Body Parts and Products for Art, Education, Research or Treatment. / Machin, Laura; Williams, Richard; Frith, Lucy .

In: Sociology Compass, Vol. 14, No. 10, e12826, 28.10.2020, p. 1-16.

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Machin L, Williams R, Frith L. Proposing a Sociology of Donation: The Donation of Body Parts and Products for Art, Education, Research or Treatment. Sociology Compass. 2020 Oct 28;14(10):1-16. e12826. Epub 2020 Jul 13. doi: 10.1111/soc4.12826

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