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An Unsung Hero? Joseph Naples, Resurrectionist

In early 19th century London there were more opportunities to dissect than ever, but access to bodies was limited by the law and body donation was a rarity. Could the surgeons have worked without their resurrection men, supplying them with subjects from the burial grounds of the city?

The story of the life of bodysnatcher and diarist Joseph Naples, and the circumstances that made it necessary to rob graves for the progression of medical science.


In early 19th century London there were more opportunities to dissect than ever, but access to bodies was limited by the law and body donation was a rarity. Could the surgeons have worked without their resurrection men, supplying them with subjects from the burial grounds of the city?

The story of the life of bodysnatcher and diarist Joseph Naples, and the circumstances that made it necessary to rob graves for the progression of medical science.


Speaker(s):

Assistant Curator Kirsty Chilton | talks | www

 

Date and Time:

19 October 2010 at 1:00 pm

Duration:

1 hour

 

Venue:

Hunterian Museum, London
The Royal College of Surgeons of England
35-43 Lincoln's Inn Fields
London
WC2A 3PE
020 7869 6560
http://www.rcseng.ac.uk/museums

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