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The Bodysnatcher: From Shroud To Specimen

A special Halloween evening talk on the Resurrectionists who supplied anatomy schools in the 18th and early 19th centuries.

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... On the darkest nights, climbing over the graveyard wall, came the bodysnatcher – his mission? To dig up the bodies of the dead!


Museum Curatorial Staff | talks


Date and Time:

31 October 2007 at 6:30 pm


1 hour



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

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Available from:

Booking recommended. Buy tickets online at https://express.ts.com/k?curator&r=1188304320906 or call 020 7188 2679 or email curator@thegarret.org.uk to reserve a place.

Additional Information:

Doors will open at 6pm, for a chance to see the museum and operating theatre at night, while the lecture starts at 6:30.

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