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The Body Snatcher

In the dark, among the graves, the body snatcher awaits...

18th and early 19th century surgeons and medical students did not just want to watch dissections. They wanted to perform them themselves. However, the amount of bodies legally available to surgeons did not match the demand for dissection. For science, a solution had to be found…


Assistant Curator Kirsty Chilton | talks | www


Date and Time:

26 October 2013 at 2:00 pm


1 hour



Old Operating Theatre, Museum & Herb Garret
9a St Thomas' Street
020 7188 2679

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