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Hangman's Halloween : The Surgeon, The Cadaver & The Resurrectionist

Illustrated lecture on the history of bodysnatching and dissection

When the gallows failed to provide adequate legal material for medical dissection, the body-snatchers were called in by renowned surgeons such as Sir Astley Cooper. Public outcry over this grisly practice resulted in the dreaded Anatomy Act. From graveyard to gurney : an illustrated lecture.


Museum Curatorial Staff | talks


Date and Time:

31 October 2006 at 6:30 pm


1 hour 30 minutes



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

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Old Operating Theatre Museum, on the day. Or phone in advance to reserve on 020 7188 2679, or email on curator@thegarret.org.uk.

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