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  • The Psychopathological Profile of Cannibalism: A Review of Five Cases. [Journal Article]
    J Forensic Sci 2019Raymond S, Léger AS, Gasman I
  • In today's society, human cannibalism is extremely rare and represents an unthinkable act of violence. Scientific literature on the topic is sparse due to significant methodological problems, such as collecting enough data and generating unbiased analyses. The purpose of this article is to illustrate some psychodynamic aspects of cannibalism. After a review of the literature, we will present and …
  • Assessing the calorific significance of episodes of human cannibalism in the Palaeolithic. [Historical Article]
    Sci Rep 2017; 7:44707Cole J
  • Episodes of Palaeolithic cannibalism have frequently been defined as 'nutritional' in nature, but with little empirical evidence to assess their dietary significance. This paper presents a nutritional template that offers a proxy calorie value for the human body. When applied to the Palaeolithic record, the template provides a framework for assessing the dietary value of prehistoric cannibalistic…
  • [The possible causes of the tragedy of "Port Famine" in the Strait of Magellan]. [Historical Article]
    Rev Med Chil 2010; 138(11):1456-60Espinoza G JP, Espinoza G R
  • The attempts to colonize the Strait of Magellan soon followed the discovery of this route. PeDro Sarmiento de Gamboa, a Spanish sailor, established human settlements to fortify those lands and control the transit of vessels, especially those of English corsairs, which devastated Chilean and Peruvian coasts. During the summer of 1584, approximately 500 soldiers, artisans, priests, women and childr…
  • [Cannibalism and psychopathology]. [Journal Article]
    Psychiatriki 2007; 18(2):173-8Kontis D, Santa Z, … Kontis K
  • Eating members of one's own species is one of the few remaining taboos in modern human societies. In humans, aggression cannibalism has been associated with mental illness. The objective of this report is to examine the unique set of circumstances and characteristics revealing the underlying etiology leading to such an act and the type of psychological effect it has for the perpetrator. A case re…
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