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Anatomy Schools : From Shroud To Specimen

A lecture on the private anatomy schools of the 18th century: dissection and bodysnatching!

As private anatomy schools flourished in the 18th Century, all were faced with one problem : the lack of corpses available for dissection. To provide teaching specimens, even the most respectable of surgeons had the same recourse – to the bodysnatcher! The chill of winter was the best time of year for anatomy lessons to take place – and the dark nights aided the bodysnatchers to visit graveyards undiscovered...


Museum Curatorial Staff | talks


Date and Time:

9 December 2006 at 2:00 pm


1 hour



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

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